Album of Ford Prairie Field Trip
Part II, Woodland
Selected photos from the spider collecting field trip to a
Garry Oak grove, a wooded gravel pit, and the Chehalis River south of Ford Prairie,
west of Oakville, Washington on 20 June 2007 with Laurel Ramseyer and Rod
Crawford. Photos by both, as credited. Adjacent to a natural prairie remnant
discovered earlier this year by Scarab Pyle,
the oak grove across the road was in far from pristine condition, but could
be restored. A gravel pit about 1 km south had a very different, oak-free forest
developed below the general land level, and different habitats again were found
on the bank of the Chehalis River, in whose valley these places are located.
Photos from the wooded sites are on this page; click
here for part 1 documenting our collections in the natural grassland remnant.
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|Oak grove along NE edge of road; prairie remnant just above field at bottom (USGS, 1990)||Oak grove across road from prairie © Laurel Ramseyer|
|Larva from oak foliage © Laurel Ramseyer||Garry Oak, Quercus garryana © Rod Crawford|
|Rod in distance sifts oak litter at edge
of hay field
© Laurel Ramseyer
|Canopy of oak grove © Rod Crawford|
|Theridion varians with prey © Laurel Ramseyer||Mossy oak limb and trunk © Rod Crawford|
|Erigone aletris female © Laurel Ramseyer||English Ivy in the oak grove © Rod Crawford|
|Pseudoscorpion from oak litter © Laurel Ramseyer||Two female Neon reticulatus from oak litter © Rod Crawford|
Photos from wooded gravel pit about 1 km south of oak grove, same day.
|Mini-forest has grown in old gravel pit
triangle of roads (USGS, 1990)
|Dense understory; note Himalayan blackberry © Rod Crawford|
|Pardosa metlakatla mama; is that
a frazzled look
in her eyes? © Laurel Ramseyer
|Gravel at bottom of old gravel pit © Rod Crawford|
Photos from banks of the Chehalis River at South Bank Road bridge, SE of above sites.
|River bank, wolf spider habitat © Rod Crawford||The beautiful blue Chehalis River © Rod Crawford|