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Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia

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johngcramer

Date

July 17, 2014

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sword fern Polystichum munitum

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johngcramer

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July 11, 2014

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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johngcramer

Date

July 18, 2014

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Found this little guy crawling on the outside of my tent.

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Swallows Family Hirundinidae

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johngcramer

Date

July 18, 2014

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Yellow Shore Crab Hemigrapsus oregonensis

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alileighlilly

Date

July 12, 2014 11:20 AM PDT

Description

Amazing number of crabs spotted along the intertidal zone of Bowman Bay in Deception Pass State Park, WA, during the lowest tide of the year!

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Purple Shore Crab Hemigrapsus nudus

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alileighlilly

Date

July 12, 2014 11:20 AM PDT

Description

Amazing number of crabs spotted along the intertidal zone of Bowman Bay in Deception Pass State Park, WA, during the lowest tide of the year!

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Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

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alileighlilly

Date

June 28, 2014 12:32 PM PDT

Description

Ochre sea stars spotted at low tide on the North Beach in Discovery Park, Seattle, WA -- exhibiting symptoms of wasting syndrome (?)

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Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina

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wendy5

Date

July 16, 2014

Description

This Harbor Seal pup found me when I was walking at low tide by barking/moaning at me. He/she was so well camouflaged, I hadn't even noticed him/her. Since I'm part of the Northwest Marine Mammal Stranding Network, I knew what to do for the next few hours-- call in the sighting, keep people and dogs 100 yards back, and hope the seal mom returns to the pup.

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Elk Cervus elaphus

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johngcramer

Date

May 31, 2010

Description

A kind of elk

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Common Goldfinch Spinus tristis

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johngcramer

Date

June 5, 2014

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Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus

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johngcramer

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June 5, 2014

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Flowering Plants Phylum Magnoliophyta

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johngcramer

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the past

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Beardtongues Genus Penstemon

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johngcramer

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July 11, 2014

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Indian paintbrush Genus Castilleja

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johngcramer

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July 11, 2014

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Beardtongues Genus Penstemon

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johngcramer

Date

July 10, 2014

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Tall Bluebell Mertensia paniculata

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johngcramer

Date

July 11, 2014

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brewbooks

Date

July 12, 2014 04:09 PM PDT

Description

Caltha leptosepala (White Marsh-Marigold)

Hiking from Paradise down to Reflection Lake.
Mount Rainier National Park.

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Aster alpigenus Oreostemma alpigenum

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wendy5

Date

July 13, 2014

Description

This is Aster alpigenus or Alpine Aster, a whitish-lavender to purple aster that was growing 4" to 12" high on the rocky slopes of the Klahane Ridge trail.

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wendy5

Date

July 13, 2014

Description

These are unfortunately blurry Campanula rotundifolia or Bluebells-of-Scotland, aka Harebells. They were just starting to bloom along the Klahane Ridge trail.

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wendy5

Date

July 13, 2014

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These interesting flowers are Luetkea pectinata or Partridgefoot, all in bloom by the parking lot for Hurricane Ridge and Klahane Ridge. I saw many more just budding along the Klahane Ridge trail and wondered what they were. The thick basal tufts looked like tree moss, with tall stems that here are flowering in round clumps of cream-colored flowers.

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wendy5

Date

July 13, 2014

Description

This is Pedicularis racemosa, which I'd posted a week ago, and am posting again from Klahane Ridge because now it's in bloom, with its unusual white flower. Now I understand why it's called Sickletop Lousewort (on this site Leafy Lousewort).

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Phacelia hastata leptosepala Phacelia leptosepala

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wendy5

Date

July 13, 2014

Description

This distinctive plant is Phacelia hastata var. leptosepala, or Narrow-sepaled Phacelia. It was found several times blooming along the rocky Klahane Ridge trail. Each stem is about 8-12" long, and the fluffy flowers over an inch long.

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wendy5

Date

July 13, 2014

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Here is gorgeous Phyllodoce empetriformis or Red Mountain-heather, blooming along the rocky Klahane Ridge trail in just a few places. A week ago it was just starting to bud and now several plants were in full bloom.

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wendy5

Date

July 13, 2014

Description

This is Rhododendron albiflorum, or White-flowered Rhododendron, which I've only seen twice before. It was growing on the Klahane Ridge trail and conveniently labelled by park rangers.

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johngcramer

Date

July 11, 2014

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Darkling Beetles Family Tenebrionidae

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johngcramer

Date

July 11, 2014

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brewbooks

Date

July 12, 2014 11:37 AM PDT

Description

Xerophyllum tenax (bear grass) starting to flower, near Faraway Rock, Mount Rainier National Park.
Elevation 1585 meters (5200 feet)

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common beargrass Xerophyllum tenax

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brewbooks

Date

July 12, 2014 11:56 AM PDT

Description

Xerophyllum tenax (bear grass) budding
Faraway Rock, Mount Rainier National Park.
Elevation 1585 meters (5200 feet)

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brewbooks

Date

July 12, 2014 11:45 AM PDT

Description

Penstemon rupicola on a cliff
Faraway Rock, Mount Rainier National Park.
Elevation 1585 meters (5200 feet)

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brewbooks

Date

July 12, 2014 11:44 AM PDT

Description

I think this is Penstemon serrulatus
biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.ph...

Faraway Rock, Mount Rainier National Park.
Elevation 1585 meters (5200 feet)

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