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Pacific Wren Troglodytes pacificus

Observer

dnordin

Date

February 28, 2019 11:34 AM PST

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Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis

Observer

dnordin

Date

March 1, 2019 04:01 PM PST

Description

I never tire of spending some time watching the Juncos. They are certainly feeling the 'Spring Thing' right now.

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Common Liverwort Marchantia polymorpha

Observer

dnordin

Date

February 23, 2019 12:08 PM PST

Description

This liverwort is growing in a wet bank along the trail.

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Neobisiid Pseudoscorpions Family Neobisiidae

Observer

dnordin

Date

February 23, 2019 03:06 PM PST

Description

This little Pseudoscorpion crawled out of a small bit of liverwort I was pressing into my field notebook.

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Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii

Observer

dnordin

Date

February 23, 2019 12:16 PM PST

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Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula

Observer

dnordin

Date

February 17, 2019 11:50 AM PST

Description

These little gems are so much fun to watch but a challenge to photograph. There were numerous Golden-crowned as well as Ruby-crowned Kinglets in the park on this day.

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Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa

Observer

dnordin

Date

February 17, 2019 11:44 AM PST

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Brown Creeper Certhia americana

Observer

dnordin

Date

February 17, 2019 11:54 AM PST

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Varied Thrush Ixoreus naevius

Observer

dnordin

Date

February 15, 2019 08:55 AM PST

Description

The lovely and distinct song of the Varied Thrush filling the air in our neighborhood this morning.

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What

Wall Scalewort Porella platyphylla

Observer

dnordin

Date

January 20, 2019 12:37 AM PST

Description

Quite a mix of mosses and liverworts on thus stem. This flatter-leaved ?Porella sp? is something I have not seen before.

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Observer

dnordin

Date

February 2, 2019 12:31 PM PST

Description

This moss is growing on the root ball of a downed Douglas-Fir.

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Badge Moss Plagiomnium insigne

Observer

dnordin

Date

February 2, 2019 10:45 AM PST

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Observer

dnordin

Date

February 2, 2019 11:49 AM PST

Description

We encountered this tiny fungi in a thicket of Rubus spectabilis. They are tiny and beautiful. The largest being just 2mm wide.

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Smoked Oysterling Resupinatus applicatus

Observer

dnordin

Date

February 2, 2019 11:02 AM PST

Description

We encountered an amazing flush of Smokey Oysterlings today. This is always one of my favorites and the first time I have encountered it in this park.

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Waved Silk-Moss Buckiella undulata

Observer

dnordin

Date

January 31, 2019 01:12 PM PST

Description

Verdant and thick mats of this moss on numerous large logs throughout the park.

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Bonnets Genus Mycena

Observer

dnordin

Date

January 31, 2019 02:27 PM PST

Description

These were quite large and had a clustered growth habit. They seem to be growing from some buried wood debris. They have a faint yet apparent astringent odor. The spore print is white and the spores seem fairly coarse although I would need to dust off my microscope to examine them properly.

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Funeral Bell Galerina marginata

Observer

dnordin

Date

January 31, 2019 12:15 PM PST

Description

For now I will place these in Galerina. I am wavering because they do not seem to have veil remnants and ring that I am used to seeing in G. marginata, the gills seem too yellow as well. They were growing on a conifer log. They are small (largest cap 2 maybe 2.5cm) bitter in taste with no distinct odor. The spore print was a warm cinnamon brown color.
Another ID I have been pondering is Gymnopilus bellulus.

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Spiders Order Araneae

Observer

dnordin

Date

January 31, 2019 12:51 PM PST

Description

Lots of tiny spiders in the mushrooms and moss today. This one was feasting on a maggot in this Mycena.

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Bonnets Genus Mycena

Observer

dnordin

Date

January 31, 2019 12:42 PM PST

Description

I observed lots of Mycena today (mostly growing on wood) in various spots in the park. Numerous sightings of this larger species.
I also noticed numerous tiny spiders on many of them. The spider in the 2nd picture I will also post as a separate observation.

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Common Raccoon Procyon lotor

Observer

dnordin

Date

January 31, 2019 11:28 AM PST

Description

I discovered a pair of raccoons snoozing high up in a big-leaf maple. Soaking in some January sunshine.

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Lichen Agaric Lichenomphalia umbellifera

Observer

dnordin

Date

January 31, 2019 02:00 PM PST

Description

This is one of my favorite small mushrooms. They look particularly nice when seen on a blanket of algae and lichen.
These are on a very large stump that is habitat for a small garden I could explore for hours with hand and macro lenses.

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Menzies' Tree Moss Leucolepis acanthoneura

Observer

dnordin

Date

January 31, 2019 02:16 PM PST

Description

The mosses are scrumptious right now. This log had some beautiful examples of antheridia forming.

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Observer

dnordin

Date

January 26, 2019 04:30 PM PST

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What

Splitgill Mushroom Schizophyllum commune

Observer

dnordin

Date

January 26, 2019 04:55 PM PST

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Hairy Bracket Trametes hirsuta

Observer

dnordin

Date

January 26, 2019 04:58 PM PST

Description

This particular Alder log displayed a considerable flush of beautiful Tremetes hirsuta. Last year at this time the same log had a pretty good flush of Schizophyllum commune. I peeled back some of the splitting bark and discovered some very small Schizophyllum commune growing under the bark (last picture).

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Fan Moss Rhizomnium glabrescens

Observer

dnordin

Date

January 26, 2019 04:29 PM PST

Description

This moss was growing very near the creek in a low wet spot. It was bejeweled with water droplets and in the bright January sunshine (did I really just say that) was quite eye-catching.

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Finger Cup Lichen Cladonia digitata

Observer

dnordin

Date

January 26, 2019 03:54 PM PST

Description

A very dense colony of this Cladonia species growing at the base of a large Douglas-Fir. The red apothecia were only visible on very close observation.

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Spiders Order Araneae

Observer

dnordin

Date

January 21, 2019 09:06 AM PST

Description

This tiny spider was observed in moss growing on the ground. It's body I estimate at maybe 2mm long. It posed a challenge for my macro-action photography.
I have been looking at resources to attempt an ID, but am finding it difficult. Any help would be appreciated.

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What

Sulphur Tuft Hypholoma fasciculare

Observer

dnordin

Date

January 14, 2019 01:11 PM PST

Description

Growing on a log.

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Observer

dnordin

Date

January 14, 2019 12:28 PM PST

Description

There was a pretty dense flush of these growing at the base of a Madrona (Arbutus menziesii). Evidence of brownish spores. Cap sizes from 5mm- 3cm.

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