|Site location. Click to enlarge.|
|Douglas-fir & juniper on Fidalgo Head|
|Looking across Burrows Bay towards |
Sugarloaf (left) and Mt Erie (right)
|Future fallen cone microhabitat:|
Douglas-fir cones still on tree
|Fallen Douglas-fir cones were often|
near deer scat at this site.
As dusk loomed, I searched webs on a boulder while Rod finished sifting moss. A couple hiking past asked if I was collecting moths, and was I a biologist. They were interested to learn that I was looking for spiders, asked to see some, and said they were excited to get back to camp and tell their kids that they'd met a real biologist on the trail. Now that made my day!
Read Rod's trip narrative here and view his photo album here.
|Spider collectors cast long shadows!|
|Sunset over the San Juan Islands|