Album of Nameless Meadow Field Trip

Selected photos (by Rod Crawford and Laurel Ramseyer) from our 3 July 2011 spider collecting trip to an unnamed meadow near Bumping Lake, NW Yakima County, Washington. The meadow (not on any road or trail) was beautiful enough to be well worth the cross-country hike, although the spider fauna wasn't especially diverse. In a half day we got 20 species to supplement a 7-species sample from across the lake, and enjoyed the outstanding solitude.
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1998 aerial photo of nameless meadow near Bumping Lake, Yakima County, Washington mist and snow at Chinook Pass, WA on 3 July 2011
Our hidden meadow goal         (USGS, 1998) Chinook Pass was snowy and foggy             © Rod Crawford
Laurel Ramseyer proudly displays first spider collected at Deep Creek near Bumping Lake, Yakima County, Washington road washout at Deep Creek near Bumping Lake, Yakima County, Washington
Laurel proudly displays day's first spider       © Rod Crawford Deep Creek prevented further progress on road              © Rod Crawford
Rod Crawford examines spider at Deep Creek near Bumping Lake, Yakima County, Washington log bridge to nameless meadow near Bumping Lake, Yakima County, Washington
Rod starts navigating to the meadow         © Laurel Ramseyer Log bridge, my access to the meadow               © Rod Crawford
mixed pine forest near nameless meadow near Bumping Lake, Yakima County, Washington nameless meadow near Bumping Lake, Yakima County, Washington
Lodgepole & white pine forest  © Laurel Ramseyer Open meadow with alder shrubs              © Rod Crawford
snag near nameless meadow near Bumping Lake, Yakima County, Washington central stream of marshy nameless meadow near Bumping Lake, Yakima County, Washington
Snag habitat in the forest        © Laurel Ramseyer Central stream of the meadow         © Rod Crawford
seven-petaled flower, nameless meadow near Bumping Lake, Yakima County, Washington Old Scab Mountain and Nelson Ridge from
Mystic seven-petaled flowers        © Rod Crawford Old Scab Mountain peeks from behind Nelson Ridge      © Rod Crawford
camel cricket, nameless meadow near Bumping Lake, Yakima County, Washington deer scat in nameless meadow near Bumping Lake, Yakima County, Washington
Camel cricket under bark        © Laurel Ramseyer Deer and spider collectors visit this meadow           © Rod Crawford
tree clump within nameless neadow near Bumping Lake, Yakima County, Washington marshy spot within nameless neadow near Bumping Lake, Yakima County, Washington
Scattered trees in the meadow          © Rod Crawford Marshy bit within the meadow             © Rod Crawford
funnel web weaver Novalena intermedia in pine cone, nameless meadow near Bumping Lake, Yakima County, Washington funnel web in pine cone, nameless meadow near Bumping Lake, Yakima County, Washington
Young Novalena intermedia in a cone       © Laurel Ramseyer Funnel web adapted to pine cone architecture      © Laurel Ramseyer
weevils mating in net, nameless meadow near Bumping Lake, Yakima County, Washington cone of white pine Pinus monticola, nameless meadow near Bumping Lake, Yakima County, Washington
Birds do it, bees do it,
even weevils in the net do it…        © Laurel Ramseyer
Nice big roomy white pine cone              © Laurel Ramseyer
bark of white pine Pinus monticola, nameless meadow near Bumping Lake, Yakima County, Washington red Pityohyphantes spider, Linyphiidae, nameless meadow near Bumping Lake, Yakima County, Washington
Bark of white pine, Pinus monticola    © Laurel Ramseyer Pityohyphantes with red folium                  © Rod Crawford


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