Marbled murrelet survey season is right around the corner. Lately, we’ve been doing a lot of hiking and mapping out our survey stations. Here is some of what we’ve seen so far:
A type of gooseberry, from the genus Ribes.
Thanks to everyone who came out to hike the proposed Soup Creek “variable retention regeneration harvest.” We found maple, red alder, tan oak, Western hemlock and, of course, some impressive Douglas fir, like the one in the photo above.
Many flowering plants are currently in bloom at Soup Creek, including lots of Western trillium, pictured above. We also spotted red-flowering currant, stream violet and a rare fairyslipper–Calypso bulbosa of the Orchid family.