|Site location map. Click to enlarge.|
|Rod on final approach to the|
|Mt Baker as seen from the lookout. The|
view was hazy due to moist marine air.
But to work! After feasting my eyes on the scenery, I came back down to earth and set about tapping Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) cones near the base of the lookout. Except for a few harvestmen, however, those cones were arachnid-free.
|Female Orodrassus canadensis|
guarding her egg sac.
|Female Pardosa mackenziana with|
|Male Misumena vatia stepping onto|
draglines that led to...
|...a female Misumena vatia eating|
|Clubiona pacifica nest in goatsbeard|
|Opening the Clubiona pacifica nest|
made in goatsbeard leaflet
|Opened Clubiona pacifica|
nest after removal of female.
|Clubiona pacifica nest in alder leaf|
|Clubiona pacifica juvenile in silken tube|
|Lower Doug-fir cone site|
|Productive Doug-fir cones|
Read Rod's account here.
|A female clodius parnassian (Parnassius clodius) near the|
North Mountain lookout
|View of Whitehorse Mountain as seen from a clearcut on North Mountain.|
Fireweed (Chamaenerion angustifolium) in foreground.