Leavonworth, WA 5/12/12

Weather: clear skies, warm and sunny. Temperatures were about 72 degrees F
Time: 1:30

The area we walked through initially was covered in carious types of grass. There were large boulders through the open area. There were a few Pondersa pines and Douglas firs in the area, but for the most part the ground was covered in shrubs. There were many forms and understory type plants such as Bolsum root, common peony, ocean spray, and death canvas. We hikes up the giant boulders and saw some western fence lizards sun bathing on the rocks. The weather being so warm attracted many lizards to these rocks. We were able to catch and identify the sex of a few fence lizards using a long stick with a string noose ties on to it. We also managed to catch an orange tip butterfly. As we scaled inward, the Douglas firs become more prominent and the forest became denser with closely packed vegetation.

Species list
Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga Menziesii)
Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa)
Peonies (Paeonia brownii)
Ocean spray (Holdiscus discolor)
Death Canvas (Zigadenis venenosy)
Indian Plaintbrush (Castillesa hispiela)
Orange tip butterfly (Anthochoris sara)
Western fence lizard (Sceloporus occidentals)

Publicado el 5 de junio de 2012 17:17 por lisettealbert lisettealbert


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