May 12, 2012 Leavenworth field trip

Weather conditions: Sunny, clear sky, and the temperature was about 60℉ in the morning, but slowly climbed up to 68℉ in the afternoon.

We first arrived at the Skykomish river just east of Goldbar. Bountiful shrubs at the parking area, including vine maple, Indian plum, honeysuckle, thinkbleberry, snowberry, and saksatoon. The forest consists of many floodplain species such as cottonwood and willow. understory canopy is comprised of Japanese knotweed, salmon berry, sweet vernal grass, and stingybob.

Open site had dogwood, bigleaf maple, and Pacific crab apple. We also encountered a woodpecker and a black warbler in the woods.

We arrived at Leavenworth around 2 in the afternoon and visited the site that was burned during the Big 1994 fires. As a result, this area is characterized by its high species diversity. There are many big douglas fir and yellow pine. More fire-adapted trees have larger limbs on the bottom. Flowers like chocolate lily, Indian paintbrush were also spotted.

(See written journal 12 for detail)

[Species List]
Bigleaf maple
vine maple
Cascade maple
cottonwood
dogwood
western redcedar
western hemlock
ponderosa pine
willow
redcedar
Indian plum
saksatoon
honeysuckle
elderberry
salmonberry
Japanese Knotweed
Thinbleberry
Stingybob
Mock orange
Youth-on-age
Crab apple
vanilla leaf
wild ginger
false lily-of-the-valley
Indian paintbrush
western fence lizard
chocolate lily
cup mushroom
sweet vernal grass
sword fern
lady fern
lomatium
slippery jack

Publicado por hsin119 hsin119, 05 de junio de 2012

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