365 Nature – Day 106

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We went to Seward Park to explore the central forest area of the park and after last night’s rain it was a lush wonderland. Brown slugs were everywhere on the trails or just to the side, mosses were moist and soft and the lichens were green. We found one lichen that was huge and as green as any I’ve ever seen. Along the same trail we found some Stinging Nettles growing, one in the remaining, still upright trunk of a tree. There was quite a few fungi growing around the park as well.

At one point I thought I heard a Raven again. This time the bird flew over us, above the tree level and it was very large. I managed to get a recording of the call as it flew away this time.

There were a number of Indian Plum plants which had been thoroughly chewed on by something. I searched on the undersides of many but failed to find any caterpillars.

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Kelly Brenner

Kelly Brenner is a naturalist, writer and photographer based in Seattle. She founded The Metropolitan Field Guide in 2009 and has contributed articles to aincluding Crosscut, ParentMap and National Wildlife Magazine. She holds a bachelors degree in landscape architecture from the University of Oregon and a certificate in non-fiction writing from the University of Washington.

She is currently writing a book about urban nature to be published by Mountaineers Books in 2019.
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