Album of 29 Pines Campground Field Trip

Selected photos by Rod Crawford and Laurel Ramseyer from our 24 June 2015 spider collecting trip with Jessi Bishopp to 29 Pines Campground on the North Fork Teanaway River, Kittitas County, Washington. On a rare (in eastern Washington) cloudy day, we encountered drying-out habitats but still managed to get 28 spider species at the main site, including unidentified Theridion and Ceraticelus species taken by Jessi. A followup visit to Johnson Creek Trailhead farther up the river added at least 5 more species for a 33-34 species total. Laurel got pine cone samples from Ponderosa pine at the first site and white pine at the second! See her account of the day here.
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2013 aerial photo, 29 Pines Campground, Kittitas County, Washington Jessi Bishop and her car at 29 Pines Campground, Kittitas County, Washington
We were in north part of campground (between road and river)      
(Kittitas County, 2013)
Jessi shuts up the car          © Rod Crawford
grass field habitat, 29 Pines Campground, Kittitas County, Washington forest-edge grass field, 29 Pines Campground, Kittitas County, Washington
The field grass was drying out         © Rod Crawford But it still produced a few spider species              © Rod Crawford
Callobius sp. spider in ponderosa pine cone, 29 Pines Campground, Kittitas County, Washington Laurel Ramseyer examines a pine cone spider sample, 29 Pines Campground, Kittitas County, Washington
A juvenile Callobius in a pine cone       © Laurel Ramseyer Laurel pores over a pine-cone-tapping ssmple           © Rod Crawford
Laurel Ramseyer and Jessi Bishopp at 29 Pines Campground, Kittitas County, Washington crab spider Misumenops lepidus from 29 Pines Campground, Kittitas County, Washington
Laurel and Jessi each doing her thing        © Rod Crawford Female Misumenops lepidus             © Rod Crawford
Douglas-fir foliage and understory in 29 Pines Campground, Kittitas County, Washington cerambycidae beetle pine sawyer Monochamus scutellatus
Douglas-fir foliage, productive as usual     © Rod Crawford Monochamus scutellatus            © Rod Crawford
Jessi Bishopp collecting spiders from a log, 29 Pines Campground, Kittitas County, Washington trickling side-channel of North Fork Teanaway River, 29 Pines Campground, Kittitas County, Washington
Jessi collecting from a log           © Rod Crawford Diminutive side-channel of the river              © Rod Crawford
rotting log, Jessi Bishopp collecting spiders at other end, 29 Pines Campground, Kittitas County, Washington North Fork Teanaway River, 29 Pines Campground, Kittitas County, Washington
Other end of Jessi's long log          © Laurel Ramseyer Trail across an island led to the river           © Rod Crawford
Pine cones ready to sample for spiders, 29 Pines Campground, Kittitas County, Washington River bluff on North Fork Teanaway, 29 Pines Campground, Kittitas County, Washington
Our Obligatory Pine Cone Picture      © Laurel Ramseyer River bluff          © Rod Crawford
pipsissewa, Chimaphila umbellata, 29 Pines Campground, Kittitas County, Washington man sunbathing on cloudy day by North Fork Teanaway River, 29 Pines Campground, Kittitas County, Washington
Pipsissewa               © Laurel Ramseyer Note the man sunbathing on a cloudy day              © Rod Crawford
riparian alder-cottonwood leaf litter by Teanaway River, 29 Pines Campground, Kittitas County, Washington Rod Crawford and Jessi Bishopp sifting leaf litter, 29 Pines Campground, Kittitas County, Washington
Riparian litter, dry but productive         © Rod Crawford Rod and Jessi sifting leaf litter             © Laurel Ramseyer

Late in the day we headed up-river to the Johnson Creek trailhead, site of a footbridge and more habitats.

aerial photo, Johnson Creek Trailhead, North Fork Teanaway River, Kittitas County, Washington Laurel Ramseyer and Jessi Bishopp on footbridge, Johnson Creek Trailhead, North Fork Teanaway River, Kittitas County, Washington
Johnson Creek (Johnson Medra) trailhead       (Kittitas County, 2013) Jessi and Laurel on the footbridge                © Rod Crawford
river bank habitat, Johnson Creek Trailhead, North Fork Teanaway River, Kittitas County, Washington river from footbridge, Johnson Creek Trailhead, North Fork Teanaway River, Kittitas County, Washington
River bank habitats            © Rod Crawford At this higher point, river not so low on water            © Rod Crawford
tall white pine trees, Johnson Creek Trailhead, North Fork Teanaway River, Kittitas County, Washington blue sky begins to break out, Johnson Creek Trailhead, North Fork Teanaway River, Kittitas County, Washington
Impressively tall white pine trees        © Laurel Ramseyer The blue sky finally breaks through the clouds             © Rod Crawford
wild rose in riparian understory, Johnson Creek Trailhead, North Fork Teanaway River, Kittitas County, Washington lush understory foliage, Johnson Creek Trailhead, North Fork Teanaway River, Kittitas County, Washington
"A red, red rose that's newly sprung in June" © Rod Crawford Lush riparian understory             © Rod Crawford
white pine Pinus monticola needles, Johnson Creek Trailhead, North Fork Teanaway River, Kittitas County, Washington cones of white pine, Pinus monticola, Johnson Creek Trailhead, North Fork Teanaway River, Kittitas County, Washington
White pine needles        © Laurel Ramseyer More to the point, white pine cones!               © Laurel Ramseyer
cow on North Fork Teanaway River road, Kittitas County, Washington sunset over Seattle from Lake Washington, 24 June 2015
Hamburger on the hoof            © Rod Crawford Sunset behind Seattle from Mercer Island Bridge             © Rod Crawford

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