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Observer

brewbooks

Date

August 28, 2014 02:29 PM PDT

Description

Xerophyllum tenax Bear grass
Lakes Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
Elevation 1510 meters (4950 feet)

Hiking and botanize in Reflection Lakes and Paradise area of Mount Rainier as part of MeadoWatch

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Black Turnstone Arenaria melanocephala

Observer

wendy5

Date

August 30, 2014

Description

Here are two Arenaria melanocephala or Black Turnstone settling on rocks by the water's edge on Port Townsend Bay. They arrived in a flock of about a dozen while I was watching some Black-bellied Plovers.

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Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola

Observer

wendy5

Date

August 30, 2014

Description

Here are two Black-bellied Plovers from a flock of about two dozen that were feeding and perching on rocks along the edge of Port Townsend Bay. They have just returned from the farthest north of Alaska and Canada, and some males even still show the remnants of their breeding plumage-- the black bellies. Not these two.

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Chicory Cichorium intybus

Observer

wendy5

Date

August 30, 2014

Description

Here are a couple of Chicory flowers growing near the shore of Port Townsend Bay. Chicory is native to Eurasia and naturalized in the US. It's quite common along our roads here on the Olympic Peninsula, and really a lovely color of flower.

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Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies Order Hymenoptera

Observer

wendy5

Date

August 30, 2014

Description

This gorgeous green insect was gathering nectar from the non-native Chicory flowers.

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explorer's gentian Gentiana calycosa

Observer

brewbooks

Date

August 28, 2014 02:20 PM PDT

Description

Gentiana calycosa
Rainier pleated gentian, explorer's gentian, mountain bog gentian
See Gentiana calycosa at Burke Museum

Meadowatch Plot 1
Lakes Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
Elevation 1490 meters (4890 feet)

Hiking and botanize in Reflection Lakes and Paradise area of Mount Rainier as part of MeadoWatch
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Observer

brewbooks

Date

August 28, 2014 02:09 PM PDT

Description

Lupinus arcticus Subalpine Lupine
Also known as Lupinus latifolius var. subalpinus
See Lupinus latifolius var. subalpinus Lupinus latifolius var. subalpinus
Meadowatch Plot 1
Lakes Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
Elevation 1490 meters (4890 feet)

Hiking and botanize in Reflection Lakes and Paradise area of Mount Rainier as part of MeadoWatch

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Tundra Aster Oreostemma alpigenum

Observer

brewbooks

Date

August 4, 2012 11:58 AM PDT

Description

Oreostemma alpigenum (Tundra Aster )
biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.ph...
Seen hiking up to First Burroughs Mountain
Mount Rainier National Park
Elevation ~ 2150 meters (~7000 feet)

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holly fern Polystichum lonchitis

Observer

brewbooks

Date

September 9, 2012 10:09 AM PDT

Description

Polystichum lonchitis
Holly fern

Growing in a rock crack

Naches Peak Loop Trail
about 1700 meters (5600 feet elevation)
William O. Douglas Wilderness

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Observer

wendy5

Date

August 29, 2014

Description

This 2 1/2" long Anthopleura elegantissima was cloning!

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wendy5

Date

August 29, 2014

Description

This pretty little snail appears to be Littorina sitkana, or Sitka Periwinkle. It was not even 1/2" across, and the same width as length. It was in the higher intertidal zone, on a rock.

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wendy5

Date

August 29, 2014

Description

I think this olive green and reddish polychaete worm is Nereis vexillosa or Banner Sea-nymph. It was found under a rock in the middle intertidal zone at low tide. It was about 2" long when contracted, and 4" long when spread out.

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wendy5

Date

August 29, 2014

Description

I found these thin pinkish worms under two rocks in the sandy and rocky middle intertidal zone. They are thinner than a toothpick, and about that long. In both cases they were living with dozens of other worms in the muddy sand under a rock, building little tunnels and piling up the sand in tall clumps with holes at the top, as visible in the photo of the single worm.

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Observer

brewbooks

Date

July 31, 2004 01:18 PM PDT

Description

Polemonium elegans
elegant Jacob's-ladder
Polemoniaceae family
elegant Jacob's-ladder at Burke museum
This is one of my favorite plants

Mount Rainier Burroughs 3
Elevation ~ 2440 meters(8000 feet)
7/31/04
Northwestern Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society field trip
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Observer

brewbooks

Date

July 31, 2004 12:44 PM PDT

Description

Penstemon procerus var. tolmiei
seen on the way to Burroughs 3
Mount Rainier National Park
Elevation 2225 meters (7300 feet)
Northwestern Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society field trip
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Mount Hood pussypaws Cistanthe umbellata

Observer

brewbooks

Date

July 31, 2004 12:17 PM PDT

Description

Cistanthe umbellata (formerly
Calyptridium umbellatum)
Pussypaws
Mount Rainier National Park Burroughs 2
Elevation 2260 meters (7400 feet)
Northwestern Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society field trip
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Observer

brewbooks

Date

July 31, 2004 11:56 AM PDT

Description

Colon Checkerspot
Euphydryas colon
www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Euphydryas-colon
Mount Rainier National Park Burroughs 2
Elevation 2260 meters (7400 feet)

Northwestern Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society field trip
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Raccoon Procyon lotor

Observer

brewbooks

Date

February 23, 2008 12:52 PM PST

Description

Raccoon hunting for lunch
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
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American Coot Fulica americana

Observer

brewbooks

Date

February 23, 2008 02:34 PM PST

Description

Lone Coot in the Marsh
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

brewbooks

Date

December 29, 2003 04:07 PM PST

Description

Great Blue Heron seen while driving Chuckanut Drive on a wnter day.
Great Blue Heron

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

brewbooks

Date

February 23, 2008 02:56 PM PST

Description

Great Blue Heron Hunting
Great Blue Heron Shot through my bino's
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
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Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus

Observer

brewbooks

Date

December 4, 2004 01:38 PM PST

Description

Harlequin Ducks, Green Point
Washington Park, Anacortes, Washington 4 Dec 2004
Harlequin Duck
Histrionicus histrionicus

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
Genus: Histrionicus
Lesson, 1828
Species: H. histrionicus

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Canada Goose Branta canadensis

Observer

brewbooks

Date

February 23, 2008 02:56 PM PST

Description

A pair of geese, seen while walking around Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
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Genus Rosa

Observer

brewbooks

Date

February 23, 2008 03:05 PM PST

Description

Unknown red fruit, but I think these may be rose hips based on some help. and also unknown yellow lichen
We wondered why with all the birds about, that these red berries remain uneaten. They must be unpalatable to most of the birds?

Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
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Northern Pacific Treefrog Pseudacris regilla

Observer

wendy5

Date

August 26, 2014

Description

This Pacific tree frog (Pseudacris regilla) was about an inch long and bright green! They can also be brown, and change color quickly or over time. I love the toe pads.

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Rough-skinned Newt Taricha granulosa

Observer

mossy

Date

August 25, 2014

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Sooty Grouse Dendragapus fuliginosus

Observer

mossy

Date

August 25, 2014

Description

On the road one adult and 5 babes..

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Observer

mossy

Date

August 25, 2014

Description

I think the name was changed to G. turbinata?

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Observer

mossy

Date

August 25, 2014

Description

On a moss covered rock near the water, seepy area.

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Observer

mossy

Date

August 25, 2014

Description

With capsules!

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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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