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4 birds
8 plants
1 reptile
3 insects
1 chromist
1 other animal
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Blue-winged Teal Spatula discors

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wendy5

Date

June 25, 2019 09:47 AM PDT

Description

A pair of Blue-winged Teals in a small pond on Salt Spring Island.

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Blue Dasher Pachydiplax longipennis

Observer

wendy5

Date

June 25, 2019 09:50 AM PDT

Description

Lots of dragonflies on Salt Spring Island! This may be a Pachydiplax longipennis (Blue Dasher)?

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Cabbage White Pieris rapae

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wendy5

Date

June 25, 2019 09:53 AM PDT

Description

Pieris rapae (Cabbage White) on a cabbage-like plant in a vegetable garden on Salt Spring Island.

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White Brodiaea Triteleia hyacinthina

Observer

wendy5

Date

June 25, 2019 11:20 AM PDT

Description

My first sighting of Brodiaea aka Triteleia hyacinthina (Fool's Onion), and the only one.

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Nodding Onion Allium cernuum

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wendy5

Date

June 25, 2019 11:30 AM PDT

Description

The most Allium cernuum (Nodding Onion) I've seen in one place

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Crown Brodiaea Brodiaea coronaria

Observer

wendy5

Date

June 25, 2019 11:48 AM PDT

Description

Lots of Brodiaea coronaria (Harvest Brodiaea) growing close to the coast in the sun.

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Yerba Buena Clinopodium douglasii

Observer

wendy5

Date

June 25, 2019 11:50 AM PDT

Description

I was surprised to see so much Satureja aka Clinopodium douglasii (Yerba Buena) on Salt Spring Island, since I know it from the SF Bay Area, but it grows with Garry Oaks and Madrona, which are common in Ruckle Park.

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Dog-Rose Rosa canina

Observer

wendy5

Date

June 25, 2019 11:54 AM PDT

Description

This Rose was growing over a rocky ledge close to the sea in Ruckle Park. Later I found a couple others near the park headquarters, so perhaps it's a cultivar?

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Purple Shore Crab Hemigrapsus nudus

Observer

wendy5

Date

June 25, 2019 12:00 PM PDT

Description

It was surprising how green one of the Hemigrapsus nudus (Purple Shore Crab) is in this photo.

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Rockweed Fucus distichus

Observer

wendy5

Date

June 25, 2019 12:11 PM PDT

Description

I'm not sure if this is Fucus distichus (Rockweed), because it looks so different from what we have on the Olympic Peninsula, many more floats, and so many tiny ones.

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Puget Sound Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. pickeringii

Observer

wendy5

Date

June 25, 2019 12:14 PM PDT

Description

I was surprised to find a snake right beside the sea. Maybe a Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. pickeringii (Puget Sound Garter Snake)?

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Broad-leaved Stonecrop Sedum spathulifolium

Observer

wendy5

Date

June 25, 2019 12:19 PM PDT

Description

Sedum spathulifolium (Broad-leaved Stonecrop) was common on Salt Spring Island.

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American Robin Turdus migratorius

Observer

wendy5

Date

June 25, 2019 12:33 PM PDT

Description

American Robins are abundant on Salt Spring Island. This baby was being fed by a parent, but the parent flew away when we approached along the trail.

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Ocean Spray Holodiscus discolor

Observer

wendy5

Date

June 25, 2019 12:34 PM PDT

Description

Salt Spring Island should be named Oceanspray Island (Holodiscus discolor), as it's abundant there, and beautiful this time of year.

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Narrow-leaved Bur-Reed Sparganium angustifolium

Observer

wendy5

Date

June 25, 2019 01:21 PM PDT

Description

I think this is Sparganium angustifolium (Narrow-leaved Bur-reed), growing on the banks of Merganser Lake in Ruckle Park on Salt Spring Island. I'd never seen it before.

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Cardinal Meadowhawk Sympetrum illotum

Observer

wendy5

Date

June 25, 2019 01:22 PM PDT

Description

A beautiful dragonfly, one of many on Salt Spring Island. Sympetrum illotum (Cardinal Meadowhawk)?

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Pacific Wren Troglodytes pacificus

Observer

wendy5

Date

June 25, 2019 01:36 PM PDT

Description

One of two Pacific Wrens who serenaded us on Salt Spring Island.

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Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Observer

wendy5

Date

June 25, 2019 02:25 PM PDT

Description

Two devoted Barn Swallows continually fed their babies. The second photo shows a baby with a huge mouth.

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