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Cascades Frog Rana cascadae

Observer

tuoichen

Date

September 13, 2017 02:45 PM PDT

Description

Tadpoles in pond on Nisqually Loop at Paradise, Mt. Rainier Ntl. Park. The same little tarn held merrily copulating frogs July 12, 2017.

(+ long-toed salamanders; obs. posted on iNaturalist)

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What

Cascades Frog Rana cascadae

Observer

tuoichen

Date

September 26, 2017 09:53 AM PDT

Description

I am posting this observation mainly because we have observed Cascades frogs at the big meadow of Spray Park over many years. Obviously, this population is well established. There were also baby frogs at this location on 9/26/17. The elevation is 1784 m above sea level.

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Cascades Frog Rana cascadae

Observer

tuoichen

Date

July 12, 2017 04:46 PM PDT

Description

Cascades frogs in tarn on Nisqually Loop at Paradise, Mt. Rainier Ntl. Park. The tarn was still surrounded by snow. It also held long-toed salamanders.

In previous years we had seen tadpoles in the same tarn later in the season.

Egg masses not counted - noticed only after the fact when editing photos. One photo shows 5, but there were definitely more.

Lat/lon reconstructed using Backcountry Navigator.

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What

Long-toed Salamander Ambystoma macrodactylum

Observer

tuoichen

Date

July 12, 2017 04:46 PM PDT

Description

Long-toed salamander in alpine tarn on Nisqually Loop at Paradise. The tarn was still surrounded by snow. It also held cascades frogs. Elevation ~1600 m.

We had observed tadpoles in the same tarn later in the summer season in previous years.

Lat/lon reconstructed using Backcountry Navigator.

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Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis

Observer

tuoichen

Date

November 7, 2016 03:00 PM PST

Description

One snow bunting pecking in the gravel next to the beach (and lots of birders).

Lat/lon: known location + Google Earth

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Muskox Ovibos moschatus

Observer

tuoichen

Date

July 31, 2000 11:00 AM EDT

Description

Herd of musk oxen, tongue of Muller Ice Cap in background

Coordinates: relative to known geographical feature (lake) seen in Google Earth

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Arctic Hare Lepus arcticus

Observer

tuoichen

Date

July 27, 2000 09:00 AM EDT

Description

Arctic hare in morning light

Coordinates: GPS of a camp; animal encounter is estimated to be 1-2 km south of camp

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Rock Ptarmigan Lagopus muta

Observer

tuoichen

Date

July 27, 2000 09:00 AM EDT

Description

Rock ptarmigan

Coordinates: GPS of a camp; animal encounter is estimated to be 1-2 km south of camp

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What

Spider Saxifrage Saxifraga flagellaris

Observer

tuoichen

Date

July 26, 2000 10:00 AM EDT

Description

"Spider plant" on dry terrain

Coordinates: GPS of nearby river crossing

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What

Northern Catchfly Silene uralensis ssp. apetala

Observer

tuoichen

Date

July 26, 2000 09:00 AM EDT

Description

Nodding bladder campion (Melandrium apetalum) on tundra near camp

Coordinates: GPS of camp

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What

Rock Ptarmigan Lagopus muta

Observer

tuoichen

Date

July 26, 2000 03:00 AM EDT

Description

Female rock ptarmigan with chicks observed from tent at night

Location: GPS

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What

Arctic Hare Lepus arcticus

Observer

tuoichen

Date

July 25, 2000 08:00 PM EDT

Description

Arctic hares frolicking near camp in the evening

Coordinates: GPS at camp

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Arctic Hare Lepus arcticus

Observer

tuoichen

Date

July 25, 2000 01:00 PM EDT

Description

Arctic hare warming him-/herself next to rock

Location: in between two GPS waypoints

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What

Brown Lemming Lemmus trimucronatus

Observer

tuoichen

Date

July 25, 2000 12:00 PM PDT

Description

Lemming on reltively high-lying tundra in northeastern Axel Heiberg Island

Location: in between two GPS waypoints

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What

Muskox Ovibos moschatus

Observer

tuoichen

Date

July 24, 2000 12:00 PM EDT

Description

Herd of musk oxen near "Fossil Forest" in tundra with cotton grass

Location: from Google Earth plus approximately know route and nearby GPS points and known geographical features

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What

Muskox Ovibos moschatus

Observer

tuoichen

Date

July 23, 2000 12:00 PM EDT

Description

Herd of musk oxen in unnamed (?) river valley north of the "Fossil Forest"

Location: known geographical features plus Google Earth (i.e. relatively imprecise), nearby GPS points

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What

Puget Sound Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. pickeringii

Observer

tuoichen

Date

April 1, 2017 11:55 AM PDT

Description

Garter snake encountered at end of trail from Skagit Wildlife Headquarters into the Skagit Delta. Surroundings are reeds and salt marsh. Waters are brackish.

Lat/lon: GPS.

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Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis

Observer

tuoichen

Date

August 3, 2000 10:00 AM CDT

Description

One snow bunting is sitting on a barrel of jet fuel (not very romantic...) near the "Fossil Forest" on Axel Heiberg Island. The other bird is sitting on a 45 million year old "fossil" log that was hauled down from the actual location of the Fossil Forest. The log is not petrified; it consists of burnable carbon. The jet fuel served airplanes supporting the excavation of the fossil forest.

The immature buntings had a great time chasing mosquito-like insects between our inner and outer tent walls.

The lat/lon given is from a GPS reading at camp where the birds were observed. The time of observation is quite approximate.

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What

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

tuoichen

Date

August 1, 2000 12:00 PM CDT

Description

This immature ruddy turnstone was observed SW of the Geodetic Hills region on a broad pass with a number of tarns in the tundra. The given lat/lon are from a GPS reading at our camp. The birds were observed ~SW of camp - hence the wide accuracy range. The time given is -3/+4 h.

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What

Northern Pacific Treefrog Pseudacris regilla

Observer

tuoichen

Date

February 19, 2017 01:01 PM PST

Description

Egg masses in man-made pond in Washington Park Arboretum

Lat/lon: GPS / smartphone; egg masses were ~1.5 m NNE of observer; GPS accuracy may be affected by wet tree cover.

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What

Northern Pacific Treefrog Pseudacris regilla

Observer

tuoichen

Date

February 13, 2017 03:19 PM PST

Description

PTF song

It was still fairly cold, so the little frogs were a little reluctant to sing. The recording is a bit limp.

lat/lon from visually know location entered into Google Earth.

No sightings of frogs. The frog recorded appeared to be hiding on dry land in the bushes next to "Utah Pond."

I did not go into the water.

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What

Northern Pacific Treefrog Pseudacris regilla

Observer

tuoichen

Date

September 29, 2015 12:53 PM PDT

Description

Test entry - real data

lat/lon: from Google Earth and visually known location.

Audio from same observation added 20170212.

This observation is already contained in WDFW's data base.

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