|Site location map. Click to enlarge.|
|Black pine on bank of Skagit River,|
Edgewater Park, Mt. Vernon
|Fallen cones under the ivy|
|Salticus scenicus capturing a mayfly|
(Order: Ephemeroptera) on trail bridge
|Location of cone-tapping site|
near Minkler Lake
|The marge of Minkler Road|
|Not your usual |
I tapped 50 cones and collected 8 spiders from 4 families. The only identifiable species was Enoplognatha thoracica (Theridiidae). Though a common enough species, this was the only mature specimen we found this day.
Neither Rod nor I collected any Ozyptila in any microhbitat in Mt. Vernon or around Minkler Lake.
|Minkler, as seen from the Cascade Trail|
|The only quiet killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) I've ever met,|
probably because she was guarding eggs.