|Site location map. Click to enlarge.|
Blue = O. praticola found
Red = O. praticola not found
|Enumclaw cone source: Scots pines|
|Enumclaw cones and salal |
|Postpartum female O. praticola|
|Black Diamond cone source|
|Nice cones but almost no spiders|
I had intended on tapping cones in Hobart before driving across Tiger Mountain to get to North Bend, but I wasn't able to find a good deposit in this little hamlet. The best cones I could find were under the grove of Douglas-firs at Johnny Lazor Ball Field, and they'd been heavily trampled. I did tap a pair of mature dictynids from the few cones that had escaped trampling by rolling up against a cyclone fence, but it wasn't enough to count as a full sample in my Ozyptila project. So on to North Bend!
|North Bend cone source|
|The scales on many cones were |
Many fallen cones were closed, but with some searching I was able to find and tap 50 open or semi-open cones. I collected 6 spiders, one of them being a female O. praticola. The only other identifiable species present was the very common Tenuiphantes tenuis.
|The sidewalk along Railroad Ave. in Black Diamond |
was colored and textured to look like wood.