Archive for August, 2012
White-faced Meadowhawk “Sympetrum obtrusum” Length approx 1.5″. Male with red eyes, brown thorax, and red abdomen. Females have red-brown eyes, brown thorax and brown abdomen. This male has many small red cherry-like parasitic mites on its thorax. Photo: Conboy Lake Wildlife Refuge just south of Mt Adams, WA 8/24/2012.
Common Cat-tail “Typha latifolia” Cat-Tail Family (Typhaceae) Perennial, plant 3-8′ tall, brown spike up to 10″ long with male flowers in the upper section and female flowers in the lower part. Blooms in early summer in shallow quiet or slow moving water throughout OR & WA. Top Photo: Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge near Vancouver, WA 8-11-2012 and Low Photo Near Rainier, OR 8-28-2008
Dyer’s polypore “Phaeolus schweinitzii” Cap up to 12″ diameter, stalk up to 2″ if present. Cap yellow-orange turning rusty-brown with age. Flesh soft with with matted hairs. Found on dead wood on the ground or at the base of conifers trees. Collected to produce dye for wool. Photo: Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge near Vancouver, WA 8/16/2012