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What

Cascade Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel Callospermophilus saturatus

Observer

sarahprice3110

Date

October 14, 2013

Place

Mt. Rainier (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Northern Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus ssp. washingtoniensis

Observer

sjenniferc

Date

April 21, 2014 11:19 AM PDT

Place

2152 Browns Point Blvd NE, Tacoma, Washington, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Overcast but bright day. Mid 50s F. Spotted circling the forested cliff side and yards on top. Flew in large circle for about 10 min before disappearing.

Photos / Sounds

What

Red-flowering Currant Ribes sanguineum

Observer

sjenniferc

Date

April 12, 2014 04:59 PM PDT

Place

3900 Blossom Dr NE, Tacoma, Washington, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Growing on a shady path with Himalayan blackberries . The only one. About 1.5-2' tall.

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What

Orange-crowned Warbler Oreothlypis celata

Observer

sjenniferc

Date

April 10, 2014 07:15 AM PDT

Place

2152 Browns Point Blvd NE, Tacoma, Washington, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Killed by cat around 7am. Partly sunny 47F.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Polytrichum juniperinum

Observer

brewbooks

Date

March 22, 2014 11:58 AM PDT

Place

Mount Rainier, Washington, United States (Google, OSM)

Description

I think this is
Polytrichum juniperinum Moss but I'm not sure of the species.

Seen near Ipsut Falls, Carbon River Road, Mount Rainier National Park.

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Photos / Sounds

What

Sphaerophorus tuckermanii

Observer

brewbooks

Date

March 22, 2014 12:57 PM PDT

Place

Mount Rainier, Washington, United States (Google, OSM)

Description

Alnus rubra (Red alder) with moss and with Sphaerophorus tuckermanii (ball lichen) near Chenuis Falls Trailhead

It is known as red alder because the bark was used to develop red and brown dyes.
Source plants.usda.gov/plantguide/pdf/cs_alru2.pdf

Carbon River Road, Mount Rainier National Park.

IMG_20140322_125745_685

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What

Genus Magnolia

Observer

prairieridge

Date

March 25, 2014

Place

praire ridge (Google, OSM)

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What

pin oak Quercus palustris

Observer

prairieridge

Date

March 25, 2014

Place

praire ridge (Google, OSM)

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What

chalk maple Acer leucoderme

Observer

prairieridge

Date

March 25, 2014

Place

praire ridge (Google, OSM)

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What

swamp white oak Quercus bicolor

Observer

prairieridge

Date

March 25, 2014

Place

praire ridge (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

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What

glittering wood-moss Hylocomium splendens

Observer

brewbooks

Date

March 22, 2014 11:59 AM PDT

Place

Mount Rainier, Washington, United States (Google, OSM)

Description

I think this is Hylocomium splendens Stairstep Moss near Ipsut Falls, Carbon River Road, Mount Rainier National Park.

IMG_20140322_115901_908

Photos / Sounds

What

red alder Alnus rubra

Observer

brewbooks

Date

March 22, 2014 01:04 PM PDT

Place

Mount Rainier, Washington, United States (Google, OSM)

Description

Alnus rubra (Red alder) near Chenuis Falls Trail

It is known as red alder because the bark was used to develop red and brown dyes.
Source USDA Plant Guide Red Alder

Here is a good article on the red alder lifecycle, I am quite interested to learn more about the interaction of lichens and mosses on red alder.
Biology and Ecology of Red Alder by Constance A. Harrington
Carbon River Road, Mount Rainier National Park.

Other useful resources
Key to the Lichen Genera of the Pacific Northwest
Northwest Lichenologist Resource Center

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Photos / Sounds

What

Hawks, Eagles, and Kites Family Accipitridae

Observer

tikaani

Date

March 10, 2014

Place

tacoma, washington (Google, OSM)

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What

Tribe Syrphini

Observer

calopteryx

Date

July 15, 2006

Place

Paradise, Mount Rainier, WA (Google, OSM)

Description

Probably unidentifiable below Syrphini

Photos / Sounds

What

Yellow-bellied Marmot Marmota flaviventris

Observer

calopteryx

Date

July 15, 2006

Place

Paradise, Mount Rainier, WA (Google, OSM)

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What

Veratrum viride

Observer

calopteryx

Date

July 15, 2006

Place

Paradise, Mount Rainier, WA (Google, OSM)

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What

Erythronium montanum

Observer

calopteryx

Date

July 15, 2006

Place

Paradise, Mount Rainier, WA (Google, OSM)

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What

Pedicularis rainierensis

Observer

calopteryx

Date

July 15, 2006

Place

Paradise, Mount Rainier, WA (Google, OSM)

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What

Lupines Genus Lupinus

Observer

calopteryx

Date

July 15, 2006

Place

Paradise, Mount Rainier, WA (Google, OSM)

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What

Phyllodoce empetriformis

Observer

calopteryx

Date

July 15, 2006

Place

Paradise, Mount Rainier, WA (Google, OSM)

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What

Spreading Phlox Phlox diffusa

Observer

calopteryx

Date

July 15, 2006

Place

Paradise, Mount Rainier, WA (Google, OSM)

Description

Are both the wide and narrow petaled flowers the same?

Photos / Sounds

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What

Anemone occidentalis

Observer

calopteryx

Date

July 15, 2006

Place

Paradise, Mount Rainier, WA (Google, OSM)

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What

Hoary Marmot Marmota caligata

Observer

michaelhanrahan

Date

August 26, 2009

Place

Mount Rainier National Park, Washington (Google, OSM)

Description

Along the Skyline Trail.

Tags

Photos / Sounds

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What

Saxifraga tolmiei

Observer

brewbooks

Date

August 8, 2006 08:57 AM PDT

Place

Sunrise, Washington, United States (Google, OSM)

Description

Saxifraga tolmiei
Saxifragaceae Dicot
Tolmie's saxifrage

biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.ph...

Trail to Burroughs 1 ~7000 feet (2130 m)
Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, USA
8 August 2006

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Photos / Sounds

What

Sedum divergens

Observer

brewbooks

Date

July 22, 2006 01:46 PM PDT

Place

Washington, United States (Google, OSM)

Description

Sedum divergens
Crassulaceae Dicot
Pacific stonecrop, spreading stonecrop
biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.ph...

Rainier Vista Trail 1155, Pierce County, Washington, USA
Scree Slope Elevation ~ 6200 feet (1900 m.)
22 July 2006
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Photos / Sounds

What

Eriogonum ovalifolium var. nivale

Observer

brewbooks

Date

July 22, 2006 03:25 PM PDT

Place

Washington, United States (Google, OSM)

Description

Eriogonum ovalifolium var. nivale
Polygonaceae Dicot
Buckwheat
biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.ph...

Rainier Vista Trail 1155, Pierce County, Washington, USA
Scree Slope Elevation ~ 6200 feet (1900 m.)
22 July 2006
i072206 338

Photos / Sounds

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What

Penstemon procerus

Observer

brewbooks

Date

July 22, 2006 01:56 PM PDT

Place

Washington, United States (Google, OSM)

Description

Penstemon procerus
Scrophulariaceae Dicot
small-flowered penstemon

Rainier Vista Trail 1155, Pierce County, Washington, USA
Scree Slope Elevation ~ 6200 feet (1900 m.)
22 July 2006
i072206 294

Photos / Sounds

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What

Penstemon rupicola

Observer

brewbooks

Date

July 22, 2006 01:55 PM PDT

Place

Washington, United States (Google, OSM)

Description

Penstemon rupicola
Scrophulariaceae Dicot
rock penstemon, cliff beardtongue
biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.ph...

Rainier Vista Trail 1155, Pierce County, Washington, USA
Rock crack Elevation ~ 6200 feet (1900 m.)
22 July 2006
i072206 293

Photos / Sounds

What

Sierra wallflower Erysimum arenicola

Observer

brewbooks

Date

July 22, 2006 01:54 PM PDT

Place

Washington, United States (Google, OSM)

Description

Erysimum arenicola with Phlox diffusa
Brassicaceae Dicot
cascade wallflower, sand-dwelling wallflower
biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.ph...

Rainier Vista Trail 1155, Pierce County, Washington, USA
Elevation ~ 6200 feet (1900 m.)
22 July 2006
i072206 291

Photos / Sounds

What

Spreading Phlox Phlox diffusa

Observer

brewbooks

Date

July 22, 2006 01:57 PM PDT

Place

Washington, United States (Google, OSM)

Description

Phlox diffusa
Polemoniaceae Dicot
spreading phlox

Rainier Vista Trail 1155, Pierce County, Washington, USA
Elevation ~ 6200 feet (1900 m.)
22 July 2006
i072206 296

Photos / Sounds

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What

Luetkea pectinata

Observer

brewbooks

Date

July 22, 2006 02:04 PM PDT

Place

Washington, United States (Google, OSM)

Description

Luetkea pectinata
Rosaceae Dicot
partridgefoot
biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.ph...

Rainier Vista Trail 1155, Pierce County, Washington, USA
Scree Slope Elevation ~ 6200 feet (1900 m.)
22 July 2006
i072206 305

Photos / Sounds

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What

Ranunculus eschscholtzii

Observer

brewbooks

Date

July 22, 2006 02:06 PM PDT

Place

Washington, United States (Google, OSM)

Description

Ranunculus eschscholtzii
Ranunculaceae Dicot
Eschscholtz's buttercup
Rainier Vista Trail 1155, Pierce County, Washington, USA
Scree Slope Elevation ~ 6200 feet (1900 m.)
22 July 2006
i072206 307

Photos / Sounds

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What

Western Moss Heather Cassiope mertensiana

Observer

brewbooks

Date

July 22, 2006 02:20 PM PDT

Place

Washington, United States (Google, OSM)

Description

Cassiope mertensiana
Ericaceae Dicot

Rainier Vista Trail 1155, Pierce County, Washington, USA
Scree Slope Elevation ~ 6200 feet (1900 m.)
22 July 2006
i072206 318

Photos / Sounds

What

Penstemon procerus var. tolmiei

Observer

brewbooks

Date

July 22, 2006 02:15 PM PDT

Place

Washington, United States (Google, OSM)

Description

Penstemon procerus var. tolmiei
Scrophulariaceae Dicot
Small-leaved penstemon, tiny-bloom penstemon
biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.ph...

Rainier Vista Trail 1155, Pierce County, Washington, USA
Scree Slope Elevation ~ 6200 feet (1900 m.)
22 July 2006
i072206 317

Photos / Sounds

What

Genus Monochamus

Observer

brewbooks

Date

July 22, 2006 02:10 PM PDT

Place

Washington, United States (Google, OSM)

Description

Longhorn Beetle
Info from Richard
It is probably a Long horn borer beetle, Monochamus sp.
judging from info on whatsthatbug.com/beetles2.html

bugguide.net/node/view/7432

Rainier Vista Trail 1155, Pierce County, Washington, USA
Scree Slope Elevation ~ 6200 feet (1900 m.)
22 July 2006
i072206 310

Photos / Sounds

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What

Saxifraga caespitosa

Observer

brewbooks

Date

July 22, 2006 03:19 PM PDT

Place

Washington, United States (Google, OSM)

Description

Saxifraga caespitosa
Saxifragaceae Dicot

Rainier Vista Trail 1155, Pierce County, Washington, USA
Scree Slope Elevation ~ 6200 feet (1900 m.)
22 July 2006
i072206 330

Photos / Sounds

What

Collomia debilis

Observer

brewbooks

Date

July 22, 2006 03:22 PM PDT

Place

Washington, United States (Google, OSM)

Description

Collomia debilis
Polemoniaceae Dicot
alpine collomia

biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.ph...

Rainier Vista Trail 1155, Pierce County, Washington, USA
Scree Slope Elevation ~ 6200 feet (1900 m.)
22 July 2006
i072206 336

Photos / Sounds

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What

Harebell Campanula rotundifolia

Observer

brewbooks

Date

July 22, 2006 03:49 PM PDT

Place

Washington, United States (Google, OSM)

Description

Campanula rotundifolia
and Eriogonum ovalifolium var. nivale
Rainier Vista Trail 1155, Pierce County, Washington, USA
Scree Slope Elevation ~ 6200 feet (1900 m.)
22 July 2006
i072206 355

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What

Clodius parnassian Parnassius clodius

Observer

danielgeorge

Date

August 5, 2007 03:05 PM PDT

Place

Indian Bar Valley, Mt. Rainier National Park (Google, OSM)

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What

Genus Chrysotoxum

Observer

danielgeorge

Date

August 6, 2007 11:42 AM PDT

Place

Indian Bar Valley, Mt. Rainier National Park (Google, OSM)

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What

Greater Fritillaries (Genus Speyeria) Genus Speyeria

Observer

danielgeorge

Date

August 5, 2007 02:40 PM PDT

Place

Indian Bar Valley, Mt. Rainier National Park (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

196199115_6bcd322841_s

What

Eriogonum ovalifolium var. nivale

Observer

brewbooks

Date

July 22, 2006 03:49 PM PDT

Place

Washington, United States (Google, OSM)

Description

Eriogonum ovalifolium var. nivale and Campanula rotundifolia

Rainier Vista Trail 1155, Pierce County, Washington, USA
Scree Slope Elevation ~ 6200 feet (1900 m.)
22 July 2006
i072206 355

Photos / Sounds

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What

Arnica cordifolia

Observer

brewbooks

Date

July 22, 2006 04:49 PM PDT

Place

Washington, United States (Google, OSM)

Description

Arnica cordifolia
Asteraceae Dicot
Rainier Vista Trail 1155, Pierce County, Washington, USA
Scree Slope Elevation ~ 5800 feet (1750m.)
22 July 2006
i072206 365

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What

Polygonum bistortoides Bistorta bistortoides

Observer

meadowatch

Date

September 3, 2013 12:58 PM PDT

Place

Mount Rainier National Park, Pierce, Washington, United States (Google, OSM)

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What

Pedicularis bracteosa

Observer

meadowatch

Date

September 3, 2013 12:58 PM PDT

Place

Mount Rainier National Park, Pierce, Washington, United States (Google, OSM)

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What

Campanula scabrella

Observer

brewbooks

Date

July 22, 2006 03:38 PM PDT

Place

Washington, United States (Google, OSM)

Description

Campanula scabrella
Campanulaceae Dicot
rough bellflower, rough harebell
biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.ph...

Rainier Vista Trail 1155, Pierce County, Washington, USA
Scree Slope Elevation ~ 6200 feet (1900 m.)
22 July 2006
i072206 348

Photos / Sounds

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What

Monochamus scutellatus

Observer

brewbooks

Date

July 22, 2006 05:03 PM PDT

Place

Washington, United States (Google, OSM)

Description

male Monochamus scutellatus (White spotted Pine Sawyer)
From Richard:
It is probably a Long horn borer beetle, Monochamus sp.
judging from info on whatsthatbug.com/beetles2.html

bugguide.net/node/view/7432

Rainier Vista Trail 1155, Pierce County, Washington, USA
Scree Slope Elevation ~ 5700 feet (1750 m.)
22 July 2006
i072206 366

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What

Nothocalais alpestris

Observer

meadowatch

Date

September 3, 2013 03:51 PM PDT

Place

Mount Rainier National Park, Pierce, Washington, United States (Google, OSM)

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What

Erigeron peregrinus

Observer

meadowatch

Date

September 3, 2013 03:52 PM PDT

Place

Mount Rainier National Park, Pierce, Washington, United States (Google, OSM)

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What

Mountain Indian Paintbrush Castilleja parviflora

Observer

meadowatch

Date

September 3, 2013 03:51 PM PDT

Place

Mount Rainier National Park, Pierce, Washington, United States (Google, OSM)