Beautiful grouping of purpurea found at Ocean City State Park in the middle of the trail along side the stream. Most were about 8 cm tall.
Giant pacific slamander
coastal, found during creek restoration work day under the willow creek bridge on Bridgeway.
Healthy looking fast moving adult. No external gills.
For the record, I actually don't think this was planted. There are other oaks nearby and I think a squirrel probably planted this one.
28 seen together where this photo was taken, then many more seen as we walked back to the east. Likely at least 60 snowy plovers on a miles stretch of beach. Several seen foraging at dusk at the upper reach of the waves, apparently pursuing invertebrates that were active on freshly washed up algae.
Small club fungus, about 6 cm tall. Only two clumps found together. Off of Evergreen Parkway near Evergreen State College.
I do not usually see egrets on the wires, so I was not sure if it was really and egret.
When I came to work in the morning I found bits of rose hips on the concrete under the rose bush and had wondered what happened. Later in the day I saw a squirrel in the bush eating the rose hips, discarding much of each rose hip onto the ground and moving along to eating others.
Growing on moss
On black oak
My last iNat before Puerto Vallarta! Will be nice to see butterflies I've been I.d.ing for everyone else. Seems appropriate to end with this Mexican jungle boy flying all over San Francisco
Seen crossing the Trans Canada Highway.
Small tree about 3-4 m in height. Dark purplish clusters of bumpy berries along branch. Oblong shiny leaves.
Leaves are alternate, leaflets leathery, shiny, paired, with spiny teeth (like holly) around 9-19 leaflets per leaf. Fruit or flower not visible this time of year. Shrub varies in size, this individual around 50 cm tall.
Low shrub up to 50 cm tall in underbrush of old growth woods. Presumably native to Pacific Northwest. Oblong, shiny, dark green leaves, some branches had bright red single berries at stem's end with long stalk, some had cluster of little white flowers.
Leaves are alternating, oval, thick, shiny, dark green. Shrub with varying heights, this individual around 1m tall. No flowers or berries seen due to time of year. Grows in understory of old growth woods all over the Pacific Northwest.
Single flowering plant with broad, heartshaped, shiny leaves, fruiting (?) in October, in a native planting by Evergreen State College Lab building. Approx 1 m tall.
Observed at the Evergreen state college campus. Identifying characteristics include 5-9 leaflets per leaf. The leaves have one central vein and are glossy on top. Found usually in more open areas along the coast.
Palmately branched with black petioles . Leaflets are lobed and delicate. Dies in winter.
A young individual .
Found under wood .
Found under wood .
Found under a board . Temperature was about 56 degrees F. at the time of the observation .
Observed in Puget Sound (saltwater) about 20 yards from shore. It frequently dives to feed.
Found under a board . Looks freshly molted . A very bright individual . Temperature about 56 degrees F. at the time of the observation .
This individual stopped to look at me and I got my first photos of this subspecies . Looks like it was just finishing its molt .