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December 5, 2023

Fairy Barf Lichen, Hoh Rainforest

A common name for this pale green with pink poka dot lichen (Icmadophila ericetorum) is Fairy Barf. Can you imagine Tinkerbell with an upset stomach?

December 5, 2023

RIP Hurricane Ridge Day Lodge

The Hurricane Ridge Day Lodge burned down on May 7, 2023, limiting access and natural interpretation of subalpine ecology at Hurricane Ridge.

December 5, 2023

Swallowtail Butterfly Explosion

2023 was a good year for all three species of swallowtail butterfly on the Olympic Peninsula. The Pale Swallowtail is the one photographed on a cedar branch.