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Nodding Beggarticks Bidens cernua

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wendy5

Date

October 18, 2019 03:13 PM PDT

Description

A botanist identified this wetland plant as Bidens cernua (Nodding Beggar Ticks)

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Northern Pacific Tree Frog Pseudacris regilla

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 18, 2019 02:53 PM PDT

Description

A very red Pseudacris regilla (Northern Pacific Treefrog)

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wendy5

Date

October 18, 2019 02:58 PM PDT

Description

A friend pointed out these Cortinarius cinnamomeoluteus and said she uses them for fiber dye.

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Dyer's Polypore Phaeolus schweinitzii

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 13, 2019 01:18 PM PDT

Description

This 5" mushroom growing under Bigleaf Maples may be Phaeolus schweinitzii, with a very woody appearance.

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wendy5

Date

October 14, 2019 01:25 PM PDT

Description

This orange mushroom bruised reddish and had a very pale spore print. My guess is Cystoderma terreyi?

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Red Pinwheel Marasmius plicatulus

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 14, 2019 12:21 PM PDT

Description

This 4" tall red mushroom did not provide a spore print. I only saw three in the area. Psathyrella corrugis is a suggestion from iNaturalist.

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Olive Shaggy Parasol Chlorophyllum olivieri

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 14, 2019 01:47 PM PDT

Description

I think this is Chlorophyllum olivieri (Olive Shaggy Parasol), about 4" across, and with a ring on the stem. There were several in the area.

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Brittlegills Genus Russula

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 14, 2019 02:15 PM PDT

Description

This 2" tall red mushroom was growing in the shady forest under Western Redcedars. The stem did not snap off like chalk. Its spore print is pale orange.

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Varied Thrush Ixoreus naevius

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 14, 2019 01:00 PM PDT

Description

One of two Varied Thrushes I saw this week

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Cluster Rose Rosa pisocarpa

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 14, 2019 12:49 PM PDT

Description

Rosa pisocarpa (Clustered Wild Rose) rosehips

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wendy5

Date

October 12, 2019 12:45 PM PDT

Description

Three large Cyanea ferrugineas floated to shore within 15' of each other. This was 15" diameter.

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Black Oystercatcher Haematopus bachmani

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 12, 2019 01:26 PM PDT

Description

Seven Black Oystercatchers foraged for a couple of hours along the beach.

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 11, 2019 12:02 PM PDT

Description

The Great Blue Herons around here like to float on kelp beds, sometimes catching fish right there.

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Black Turnstone Arenaria melanocephala

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 10, 2019 01:47 PM PDT

Description

Twenty-four Black Turnstones foraged along the edge of the incoming tide.

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Douglas's Aster Symphyotrichum subspicatum

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 10, 2019 02:24 PM PDT

Description

I was surprised to find several plants blooming after the frost, and describing these to a botanist friend, even without seeing the photos, she suggested Symphyotrichum subspicatum (Douglas'™ Aster)

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Common Snowberry Symphoricarpos albus

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 10, 2019 02:23 PM PDT

Description

It's that time of year-- Symphoricarpos albus (Common Snowberry) is everywhere!

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Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis

Observer

wendy5

Date

June 14, 2013 11:36 AM PDT

Description

I think this is a Gray Catbird, a photo from several years ago.

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Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula

Observer

wendy5

Date

June 13, 2013 05:12 PM PDT

Description

I think this is a Common Grackle, a photo from years ago in Minneapolis.

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Common Loon Gavia immer

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 5, 2019 12:57 PM PDT

Description

I saw six Common Loons this weekend; two swam right by our kayaks, and one of those called out repeatedly. Here at Fort Flagler, my Seabird Survey team also saw a Yellow-billed Loon, but too distant for a photo.

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Gooseneck Barnacle Pollicipes polymerus

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 3, 2019 11:07 AM PDT

Description

Masses of Pollicipes polymerus (Goose-neck Barnacles) cling to boulders in this area.

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Moonglow Anemone Anthopleura artemisia

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 3, 2019 10:38 AM PDT

Description

A greenish Anthopleura artemisia (Burrowing Anemone)

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Black Oystercatcher Haematopus bachmani

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 3, 2019 10:58 AM PDT

Description

I was told that locals were delighted this pair of Black Oystercatchers successfully raised a chick this year. Here are all three together foraging, maybe for mussels.

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Common Guillemot Uria aalge

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 3, 2019 11:24 AM PDT

Description

This was one of two Common Murre dead on the beach, a few feet away from each other. Maybe this is the father traveling with its juvenile?

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Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 3, 2019 10:56 AM PDT

Description

A few Brown Pelicans flew around the seastacks.

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Giant Kelp Macrocystis pyrifera

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 3, 2019 11:19 AM PDT

Description

Macrocystis pyrifera (Small Giant Kelp) was just about the only seaweed or kelp on the beach, and very little of it.

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Pacific Sea Nettle Chrysaora fuscescens

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 3, 2019 10:18 AM PDT

Description

I'd never seen Chrysaora fuscescens (Sea Nettle) before; so here are three different ones I found on the beach. There were dozens, all about 9-10" across.

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Rhinoceros Auklet Cerorhinca monocerata

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 3, 2019 11:25 AM PDT

Description

This was one of three Rhino Auklets found dead on the beach.

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Pacific Sea Nettle Chrysaora fuscescens

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 3, 2019 04:41 PM PDT

Description

I'd never seen Chrysaora fuscescens (Sea Nettle) before; so here are three different ones I found on the beach. There were dozens, all about 9-10" across.

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Giant Green Anemone Anthopleura xanthogrammica

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 3, 2019 11:06 AM PDT

Description

A few Anthopleura xanthogrammica (Giant Green Anemone) under many Anthopleura elegantissima.

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Aggregating Anemone Anthopleura elegantissima

Observer

wendy5

Date

October 3, 2019 10:37 AM PDT

Description

These were the pinkest Anthopleura elegantissima (Aggregating Anemone) I'd ever seen, and many in this area were shades of pink.

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