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  •   georgeosupremo I wanna try a paw paw! Do you have a volunteer opportunity coming up? 8h
  •   caseytrees George we do. We have classes and events on our website now. Even more opps will be announced on 9/8 8h
  •   safegrowmontgomery Can you just "pick a paw paw and put it in your pocket" if you can reach it? We saw them on Jefferson island. 6h
  •   localecologist Will look out for these! 4h

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kwiaht Wetter weather opens up more habitat to terrestrial mollusks, such as this banana slug (Ariolimax columbianus) crossing the path near Iceberg Point. Primarily detritivores, with a definite fondness for mushrooms, banana slugs are rarely found in island gardens and are more likely to be interested in yard waste than vegetable crops. After a long, hot, and dry summer, we're celebrating the rain along with this slimy banana slug.
#slug #bananaslug #ariolimax #ariolimaxcolumbianus #mollusk #malacology #season #phenology #nativeslug #nativemollusks #carefulwhereyoustep #biogeography #islandbiogeography #celebratetherain #icebergpointscienceteam #icebergpoint #lopezisland #sanjuanislands #salishsea #kwiaht
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  •   musicandmoss We were wondering yesterday if the pure pale yellow slugs we have here are a type of banana slug also? 10h
  •   kwiaht Banana slugs can vary a great deal in pattern and color @musicandmoss, and we also have other large native slugs that can look similar. If you can get a picture of the pure pale yellow kind, we can try to figure it out. 4h

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k.seward Fire Spike (left) & Fire Bush (right) must haves for attracting #hummingbirds in the fall. #southgeorgia #phenology @living_almanac 2d

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annwessel Found at Lake Maria State Park. #nature #phenology #almanac #OnlyinMN 2d

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Ludwig Ann Wessel
annwessel Found in the woods. #almanac #phenology #nature 3d

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Clarendon Natural History Institute
naturalhistoryinstitute This is how naturalists network--on a phenology field trip to Walnut Creek Center for Education and Research. #naturesnotebook #ExperimentalGarden #naturalhistory #phenology 4d

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Video Ann Wessel
annwessel Season's last generation. Learning how @usfws is helping #monarchs. #nature #phenology 6d

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kwiaht A female cuckoo-leaf-cutter bee (genus Coelioxys) nectars on invasive Cirsium vulgare (bull thistle) at Iceberg Point, San Juan Islands National Monument. These bees are cleptoparasites, laying their eggs in leaf-cutter bee (genus Megachile) nests, where their larvae eat the pollen provided by the leaf-cutter for its own offspring. They were abundant yesterday on thistle inflorescenses, which were the only nectar source over much of the August landscape.
#cuckoobee #cuckooleafcuttingbee #bee #coelioxys #megachilidae #cleptoparasite #pollinator #pollination #cirsium #cirsiumvulgare #weedsforbees #eattheweeds #thistle #bullthistle #asteraceae #compositae #drought #phenology #icebergpointscienceteam #insectwatching #beewatching #icebergpoint #sanjuanislandsnationalmonument #lopezisland #sanjuanislands #salishsea #kwiaht
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mudtometeors_dawnsuzette The asters are opening. In the past this statement would have meant nothing to me. Living in So. Cali for so long these signs went unnoticed. Now I am keenly aware and I am not ready. 2w

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Juno USA National Phenology Network
usa_npn Rocky Mountain wildflower bloom #phenology @rockynps 2w

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kwiaht Summer slime mold in the woods at Point Colville, San Juan Islands National Monument. Slime molds are not fungi, though often mistaken for them. In fact the organisms grouped under the name "slime mold" fall into a number of unrelated groups. Unlike mushrooms, slime molds are single celled organisms, though they can form extensive colonies (and one group is made up of huge multi-nucleate cells). Though we find slime mold taxonomy complex, we always enjoy finding them in the islands.
#slimemold #myxomycetes #yellow #log #rottenwood #notamushroom #polyphyletic #eukaryotic #singlecell #taxonomy #phenology #biogeography #colville #pointcolville #sanjuanislandsnationalmonument #lopezisland #sanjuanislands #salishsea #kwiaht
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kwiaht Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle) is one of the few plants still blooming during the late summer drought. This makes it a hotspot for insects, including pollinators and predators. Thread-waisted wasps (family Sphecidae) are both, the adults feed on nectar and hunt smaller insects to provision their offspring. The small black wasp shown here is probably in the genus Prionyx, which is associated with dry habitats and the availability of its prey: short-horned grasshoppers (family Acrididae). The importance of late blooming flowers needs to be a consideration when making decisions about weed removal or control.
#wasp #solitarywasp #threadwaistedwasp #sphecidae #prionyx #pollination #pollinators #insectwatching #eattheweeds #weedsforbees #cirsium #cirsiumarvense #canadathistle #thistle #phenology #drought #cattlepoint #sanjuanislandsnationalmonument #sanjuanisland #sanjuanislands #salishsea #kwiaht
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seattleparksgsp Acer circinatum feels the heat at Roxhill #phenology #colorchange 2w

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