5
taxa
2 insects
3 plants

Photos / Sounds

What

Fireweed Chamaenerion angustifolium

Observer

kurtsteinbach

Date

April 17, 2019 01:29 PM PDT

Description

Probably not the easiest stage at which to ID this plant, but since it is a confirmed species common to this location, I am assigning it this tentative ID. The habitat is woodland swamp, where this pops up in sunnier openings in the canopy. I'll confirm this ID with a flower photo when they occur.

Photos / Sounds

What

Brown Marsh Beetle Contacyphon variabilis

Observer

kurtsteinbach

Date

April 17, 2019 03:09 PM PDT

Description

Now I have the "search image" for this beetle, I see they are numerous at this location. They seem to prefer being on water parsley.

Photos / Sounds

What

Dwarf Orthocarpus Triphysaria pusilla

Observer

kurtsteinbach

Date

April 17, 2019 03:43 PM PDT

Description

Seems to prefer poor sandy or rocky compacted soil where there is less competition from grasses.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Western Carpet Melanolophia imitata

Observer

kurtsteinbach

Date

April 17, 2019 03:46 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Cornsalad Valerianella locusta

Observer

kurtsteinbach

Date

April 17, 2019 05:56 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Dwarf Orthocarpus Triphysaria pusilla

Observer

kurtsteinbach

Date

April 17, 2019 05:57 PM PDT