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Hammond's flycatcher Empidonax hammondii

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dreierj

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April 26, 2015

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red-breasted nuthatch Sitta canadensis

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dreierj

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April 26, 2015

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Saskatoon Amelanchier alnifolia

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dreierj

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April 26, 2015

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salal Gaultheria shallon

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dreierj

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April 26, 2015

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Brown Creeper Certhia americana

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dreierj

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April 26, 2015

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varied thrush Ixoreus naevius

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dreierj

Date

April 26, 2015

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vine maple Acer circinatum

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dreierj

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April 26, 2015

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Lady Fern Athyrium filix-femina

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brewbooks

Date

April 25, 2015 06:31 PM PDT

Description

I saw Athyrium filix-femina (lady fern), seen in the center of this photo, growing with Blechnum spicant (deer fern) next to a roadside ditch, while out on a walk today.

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western skunk cabbage Lysichiton americanus

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brewbooks

Date

April 25, 2015 06:43 PM PDT

Description

Lysichiton americanus (western skunk cabbage) and Alnus rubra (red alder) grow in a wet area near a creek.
On a walk in my town, Lake Forest Park, Washington.

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western skunk cabbage Lysichiton americanus

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brewbooks

Date

April 25, 2015 06:43 PM PDT

Description

Lysichiton americanus (western skunk cabbage) emerging. It was interesting to see this plant flowering, as most of these plants flowered three to five weeks ago. Late bloomers are a necessary part of plant diversity, in case the early bloomers were lost, perhaps due to weather changes.
On a walk in my town, Lake Forest Park, Washington.
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Purple-ringed top snail Calliostoma ligatum

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wendy5

Date

April 21, 2015

Description

This gorgeous shiny, robin's egg blue top snail shell had a hermit crab inside. I've seen many topsnails and their shells, but never one this color! Is it a Purple-ringed Topsnnail? I placed it in this tidepool for a photo, and other hermit crabs in dogwinkle shells were interested.

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wendy5

Date

April 19, 2015

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There were just a few Big-leaved Sandwort (Moehringia macrophylla) along the trail.

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wendy5

Date

April 19, 2015

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Some Bigleaf Maple (Acer macrophyllum) flowers were hanging over the Dungeness River. Last year I made fritters with them.

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Fritillaria lanceolata Fritillaria affinis

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wendy5

Date

April 19, 2015

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Several Chocolate Lilies (Fritillaria lanceolata) were growing on a sunny boulder high above the Dungeness River.

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wendy5

Date

April 19, 2015

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A couple of spindly Douglas Maples (Acer glabrum) hung over the path. I probably wouldn't have noticed them, but a superb naturalist pointed them out.

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Fairy-slipper Calypso bulbosa

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wendy5

Date

April 19, 2015

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I've never seen so many Fairyslippers aka Calypso Orchids (Calypso bulbosa) as today. They are so beautiful!

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wendy5

Date

April 19, 2015

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Here are the only two Field Chickweed (Cerastium arvense) we saw today at our middle altitude. They are quite abundant along the coast.

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wendy5

Date

April 19, 2015

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It's always fun to see Kinnikinnick (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) in bloom! Funny that on this site it's called Pinemat Manzanita.

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wendy5

Date

April 19, 2015

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There were several Rocky Mountain Juniper trees (Juniperus scopulorum) along the path, some 20' tall. I've only seen the low-spreading Common Juniper in Washington in the past.

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wendy5

Date

April 19, 2015

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It was fun to spot Selaginella Wallacei (Wallace’s Selaginella aka Spikemoss) today, having just seen another Selaginella a few days ago in Japan.

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wendy5

Date

April 19, 2015

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The first Spreading Phlox (Phlox diffusa) of the summer hiking season. This was fresh and lovely on a hot, sunny boulder.

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wendy5

Date

April 19, 2015

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There were many small (1" across) Spring-gold (Lomatium utriculatum) flowers in bloom. The leaves indeed look like its other name, Fine-leaved aka Foothill Desert-Parsley.

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wendy5

Date

April 19, 2015

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These five Western aka Pacific Trilliums (Trillium ovatum) grew together. Usually they appear singly.

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wendy5

Date

April 19, 2015

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We saw a few Western aka Pacific Yew (Taxus brevifolia) trees growing on the mixed-conifer slope.

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wendy5

Date

April 19, 2015

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A few dozen White Fawn Lilies (Erythronium oregonum) were in full bloom by the trail.

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reginar

Date

March 1, 2015 12:32 PM PST

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Orange-crowned Warbler Oreothlypis celata

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sarka

Date

April 13, 2015

Description

Unfortunate window strike casualty. Picked up by my dog, thus feathers very ruffled.

Breeding plumage....

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sarka

Date

March 20, 2015

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True Limpets Genus Lottia

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sarka

Date

March 20, 2015

Description

Viewed mid-day

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Wrinkled Purple Nucella lamellosa

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sarka

Date

March 20, 2015

Description

All are white.

Is this instead a dog whelk - Nucella lapillus?

During the week of March 30th, large numbers of these suddenly came to the high tide zone and congregated on large boulders. I assume laying eggs?

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This project is a warehouse for natural history observations in the Puget Sound country. The project is being launched to support a new natural history course at the University of Washington, but we welcome all naturalists to this project. The platform will be used by the class to record observations in the Puget Sound region and communicate about Puget Sound natural history. For the course, ...more ↓

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