|Locations of present and previous|
Ozyptila praticola sample sites. Click to enlarge.
|Fallen white pine cones in Lakewood|
Next I drove about 5 miles further south to DuPont. My hope was to tap cones dropped by the pines shading the sidewalks in front of the Amazon Fulfillment Center and Intel Corporation. These trees were clearly visible from aerial photos. What I found at the site, however, was that all forest debris had been removed from the ground beneath the trees. This included cones.
|Fallen black pine cones in DuPont|
This was not a very exciting cone tapping day.
|Mt. Rainier was barely visible through the cold fog|