The moss is growing on the black cottonwood tree and is near the water. The moss is also long and hairy. It encircled the tree stump and is growing along the whole entire stump.
This moss grew over the lake water near the first bridge. The moss seemed pretty thick, but thin enough where sunlight could still shine through (dim).
The plant grew in the lake, specifically only on the side that is closest to the highway and sadly, all the trash.
This was the only one that I could find, since it was in the water, I couldn't get a closer observation.
This plant grew along the ground and also was only found near the lake and bridge. There were no flowers found and they all had a waxy texture and was fairly thick.
I observed the male and female mallards roaming around the lake, ducking their heads into the water every so often. The male's feathers had more of a sleek and smooth look.
I believe that this tree like shrub is a beaked hazelnut. It has fuzy leaves and it also is near the lake/more moist areas. The leaves resemble the black cottonwood leaves heavily.
These leaves were serrated and they were a fairly thick and smooth texture. It almost had a fuzy feeling, but not quite as fuzy as a thimbleberry leaf.No flowers observed.
These leaves weren't familiar to me, but by the thorns on the twigs/branches, I am making the assumption that this shrub is in the rose family. I am not able to find any flowers due to the season.
The leaves were frail and very thin, each leaf was about 2-3 inches long. I believe the plant is a shrub. The twig had a slight red tint to it.
The western redcedars were along the lakeside. The redcedars had flat needles and the bark was paperlike (in the sense that it looked easy to peel).
The tips of the twigs had notches that were pointed and the needles encircled the leaves. The needles were a solid green and they tree also had cones.
These lilies were abundant in the lake and there were no flowers since it is fall. I was on a bridge and was not able to get any closer to the lilies.
I believe this lichen is the antlered perfume, but I am not sure. The lichen was soft and had a spongey texture.
There was a sitting pond of water sitting nearby the lake along the trial. I sat by the puddle looking into it for a bit of time. After careful looking, I found an insect. It was floating in the water and you could see the tails of it twitching. It had two long tails stemming from its behind. It was a brown color with a shiny tint to it. I identified it as a dragonfly nymph since I know that dragonflies are abundant in this area in spring. But after class on the 19th, I’m guessing it could be a stonefly, but I’m not sure.
I initially thought this lichen is the Hooded Rosette species, but I am pretty sure it is not. The lichen is not exactly soft, but it isn't hard either. It slightly has a crunchy feel to it. I noticed that this lichen wraps around tree branches and I didn't find any on the ground.
The leaves a thick and waxy.There is a large abundance of salal here at the Snake Lake Nature Trials. The shrub are dense and they are also lining the trials on the side further from the lakeside.
The sword fern is still green and many of the ferns around are fairly large.
Popping weed: Irritating weed in garden which pops its seeds everywhere.
A dying out-of-season weed found by the side of the road. Any idea what it is?
A common plant which may be poison hemlock.
Found down the block from my house - quite an impressive tree. The house is currently being sold and I dearly hope they don't cut down this tree!
Very funny case indeed! This is the same plant variety in my 5th grade science experiment about poop & plant fertilization using dung (chicken, llama and cow). It was a real hit!
Mt. Rainier National Park: Slender, flowering dual-leaved orchid.
Red stemmed laurel bush, invasive in the area.
Large group of clover by road -- very common in area.
My dog, a Slovak Cuvac.
Mock Orange, just changing leaf color in autumn.
English Ivy (invasive) taking over! The ground form and tree form (in bloom) are the same variety, except with different leaf shape. When they get climbing on trees they get more rounded leaves and bloom.
Young maple tree.
Cute, small mushroom.
Small lichen in grass, presumably fallen out of tree.
Rotten fungus, with younger specimens near by.
Buzzy little flies on porch.
Mt. Rainier National Park: Flowering cane-like plant.
Mt. Rainier National Park: Flowering angiosperm.
Spread out gilled fungi.
Observed @ 12:15 PM.
Found some interesting fungi around the house....
Mt. Rainier National Park: Strange, leafless orchids in bloom.
Stellar's Jay perching in tree.
Northern Flicker sitting on roof, fence and trees. The red on his cheek is not very visible on this picture due to bright light, but it was visible when the picture was taken [the camera did not depict it accurately].
Mt. Rainier National Park:
Blooming orchids with leaves. Pink flowers.
Laurel bushes are huge, invasive bushes that dominate (and infest) the Pierce County area, causing us to cut a couple down.
Annoying weed with vigorous roots. In the background there is also morning glory and english ivy.
Firs are Washingtonian! We have lots of these around my house and they are quite big.
Although these are native, they are pushing out the native Gary Oak, Q. garryana.
Hairy caterpillar found on weed basket.