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Lupines Genus Lupinus

Observer

elsemikkelsen

Date

May 28, 2019 06:26 PM PDT

Description

Technically might be native to the region but not normally found on the island, these seeds were scattered in the forest after a clearcut but have not yet spread farther.

It looks like polyphyllus to me but it is cultivated so I'm not sure what other options there are.

I'm interested to know if it is a native species that should be allowed to grow here or if it is a non-native species that should be prevented from spreading.

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Violets Genus Viola

Observer

elsemikkelsen

Date

May 28, 2019 06:26 PM PDT

Description

Not a native species. Seeds were scattered in the forest at the site of a clearcut but have not spread past that site yet. Hopefully not fit enough to be invasive.

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elsemikkelsen

Date

May 28, 2019 07:28 PM PDT

Description

The most commonly encountered large beetle on the island.

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elsemikkelsen

Date

May 28, 2019 04:19 PM PDT

Description

3 rather than 4 postsutural dorsocentral bristles (the row of bristles in the middle of the top of the thorax after the indent that crosses the thorax).

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Observer

elsemikkelsen

Date

May 28, 2019 04:06 PM PDT

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What

Cobweb Spiders Family Theridiidae

Observer

elsemikkelsen

Date

May 28, 2019 04:03 PM PDT

Description

Very tiny female with egg sac in blackberry thicket.

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Sheetweb and Dwarf Weavers Family Linyphiidae

Observer

elsemikkelsen

Date

May 28, 2019 04:00 PM PDT

Description

Very slender legs end in a point, long abdomen, "red fox" colour, legs 3 are the shortest.
In blackberry thicket

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What

Spiders Order Araneae

Observer

elsemikkelsen

Date

May 28, 2019 03:54 PM PDT

Description

ID TBA. In blackberry thicket.

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Life

Observer

elsemikkelsen

Date

May 28, 2019 06:52 PM PDT

Description

Seems like an egg. Found on a dry maple seed.

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What

West Coast Ant Cricket Myrmecophilus oregonensis

Observer

elsemikkelsen

Date

May 28, 2019 06:44 PM PDT

Description

This one lives in the sandy/rocky quarry, which is much sunnier than the forest.

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What

Entelegyne Spiders Infraorder Entelegynae

Observer

elsemikkelsen

Date

May 28, 2019 06:43 PM PDT

Description

Maybe Cybaenidae.

They don't want to bite even though they do look a bit scary.

This one lives in the sandy/rocky quarry, which is much sunnier than the forest.

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What

Eurasian Running Crab Spider Philodromus dispar

Observer

elsemikkelsen

Date

May 28, 2019 03:49 PM PDT

Description

Adult male. I find these in my house a lot!

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Observer

elsemikkelsen

Date

May 28, 2019 03:39 PM PDT

Description

Swarming on the Ranunculus.
Not hesperinus (antennae short)

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What

Spittlebugs Superfamily Cercopoidea

Observer

elsemikkelsen

Date

May 28, 2019 02:15 PM PDT

Description

A juvenile.
Probably Philaneus, they are pretty common here.

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Observer

elsemikkelsen

Date

May 28, 2019 02:08 PM PDT

Description

Fairly abundant around cabins here.

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Phid Jumping Spiders Genus Phidippus

Observer

elsemikkelsen

Date

May 28, 2019 02:01 PM PDT

Description

Unfortunately didn't get a shot of the dorsal view. I have seen P. johnsoni on the island before.
This spider was living on my small apple tree. The tree is as old as I am but was hit with a weed wacker as a sapling, stunting it. Still, it manages to produce an apple every year with the small strip of bark that still connects it to the roots.

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Observer

elsemikkelsen

Date

May 29, 2019 02:36 PM PDT

Description

Quite common here. Not sure if these species will eventually be split.

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What

False Flower Beetle Anaspis rufa

Observer

elsemikkelsen

Date

May 29, 2019 03:17 PM PDT

Description

On a Baldhip Rose

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What

Baldhip Rose Rosa gymnocarpa

Observer

elsemikkelsen

Date

May 29, 2019 03:17 PM PDT

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Common Raccoon Procyon lotor

Observer

elsemikkelsen

Date

May 29, 2019 03:30 PM PDT

Description

Unlike the city parks, it is uncommon to see a Raccoon in the daylight on Keats Island, and they are much more skittish than the city animals.

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What

Lesser Burdock Arctium minus

Observer

elsemikkelsen

Date

May 29, 2019 03:59 PM PDT

Description

A very annoying invasive, but it is not out of control here. There is still a patch that I need to dig up next time I am back. I have not let any go to seed for a few years in the area so hopefully the seed bank will run out.

I tried eating these but they were not all that tasty!

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Observer

elsemikkelsen

Date

May 29, 2019 02:24 PM PDT

Description

ID: The front tibia are slightly enlarged, not perfectly cylindrical, so I think it is Platycheirus and not Melanosoma.

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Ground Crab Spiders Genus Xysticus

Observer

elsemikkelsen

Date

May 29, 2019 02:27 PM PDT

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What

Broad-nosed Weevils Subfamily Entiminae

Observer

elsemikkelsen

Date

May 29, 2019 02:21 PM PDT

Description

I am not sure whether this is Phyllobius or Polydrusus. I think it is Phyllobius intrusus.

I found photos comparing the green Polydrusus here: http://claude.schott.free.fr/Polydrusus/images/polydrusus-PL2.jpg

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What

Soil Centipedes Order Geophilomorpha

Observer

elsemikkelsen

Date

May 29, 2019 02:10 PM PDT

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What

Common Shiny Woodlouse Oniscus asellus

Observer

elsemikkelsen

Date

May 29, 2019 02:09 PM PDT

Description

So abundant!

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Observer

elsemikkelsen

Date

May 29, 2019 01:42 PM PDT

Description

In the leaf litter of a Western Hemlock/Western Redcedar/Douglas Fir coastal rainforest.

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Observer

elsemikkelsen

Date

May 29, 2019 01:51 PM PDT

Description

Species ID TBD with microscope.

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Observer

elsemikkelsen

Date

May 29, 2019 01:31 PM PDT

Description

ID: The elongated antennal segments point to Tomoceridae. The subcylindrical (not tapering) third antennal segments point to genus Tomocerus but I do not know how to ID them to species.

In the leaf litter of a Western Hemlock/Western Redcedar/Douglas Fir coastal rainforest.

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What

Oregon Lancetooth Ancotrema hybridum

Observer

elsemikkelsen

Date

May 29, 2019 01:30 PM PDT

Description

Was on a fragment of shell from a different snail species - possibly eating it for the calcium carbonate?

In the leaf litter of a Western Hemlock/Western Redcedar/Douglas Fir coastal rainforest.

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