|Location of Spokane Co., Wash. collecting sites. Click to enlarge|
|Cones at meadow edge|
|Late blooming meadow flower among cones|
|Green shield bug in cone|
|Bassaniana utahensis under bark scale|
With the day being sunny and dry, we decided to head back upstream to Haynes Estate Conservation Area and complete the previous day's rained out sample. A bag of needle litter collected from the previous day's cone site produced only two spiders, but one appeared to be the same undescribed species of Neon that I found in the upland litter that same morning.
|Cones and litter at 2nd Haynes site|
You can read Rod's take on the day here and view his albums from the Painted Rocks Trail and Haynes Estate Conservation Area.
|Rod sifting cottonwood litter at Haynes Estate Conservation Area|