Hoary Marmot on the trail, on the way towards Frozen lake, Mount Rainier National Park.
A hive of these in an old birdhouse on the back deck of our home.
Small tree has many dark brown/reddish, oppositely arranged leaves which are palmately compound.
Shrub is woody, with small bilabial flowers. Leaves are spike-like and yield a very distinct rosemary scent when crushed.
Plant is woody and is growing as a large bush. Flower perianth is 5-parted with epipetalous stamens terminating in poricidal anthers characteristic of the family Ericaceae. Flowers are deeply pink in color, though much lighter pink flowers are interspersed on different branches of the plant. Pistil is compound.
Specimen has bright purplish/pink flowers distinctly resembling those of a rhododendron, though smaller and more petite in size. Plant is woody and exhibits alternate arrangement of thick, leathery leaves.
Mushroom growing under conifer
Woody vine stem, new growth is green stem then turns reddish to purplish, the leaves are opposite branching and oval-like. The flowers are orange and tubular, found 12-18 flower tubes on the end of the vine-like stems.
Sticky to the touch and it possibly shot seeds at me when I touched it.
Every year at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium we have many wild Pacific Treefrogs take up residence in our Arctic Fox pond and Red Wolf pond.
Rare at Mount Rainier, growing in a dense, mature forest understory.
Orange shell, found under rock
Crab that was crossing our path
Head was sticking out of a snag about 20ft up. It was light gray with red on its cheeks or "mustache," and had a dark gray top of chest, thw rest was in the snag still.
Female, mainly brown with the white bars on wings and an orange on the underside.
10- Missing a portion of its tail.
2- We found this guy at the bottom of a ravine missing one of his hind limbs.
Several patches at lower altitudes in mud flats and near pond.
Many pairs in amplexus actively laying egg strands while we were conducting our survey.