Album of Icicle Creek Field Trip

Selected photos by Rod Crawford and Laurel Ramseyer from our 30 June 2015 spider collecting trip to Icicle Creek (near Chatter Creek), Chelan County, Washington. Far up a side canyon from Leavenworth, the area is popular with campers and hikers but didn't seem so popular with spiders today! We worked hard and only got 15 species (including one orbweaver I reared), making 19 with older records. However, these included an apparently new Blabomma, and Laurel got pine cone samlples from both white and Ponderosa pines. See her account of the day here.
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2011 aerial photo of Chatter Creek area, Icicle Creek Canyon, Chelan County, Washington grassy field by trail parking lot, Chatter Creek area, Icicle Creek Canyon, Chelan County, Washington
Trail parking lot on left, footbridge on right      (Chelan County, 2011) I came up empty from sweeping this field          © Rod Crawford
Icicle Gorge trailhead outhouse, Chatter Creek area, Icicle Creek Canyon, Chelan County, Washington grand fir Abies grandis foliage, Chatter Creek area, Icicle Creek Canyon, Chelan County, Washington
Outhouse was too clean to have spiders    © Rod Crawford Abies grandis foliage produced a few spider species              © Rod Crawford
Laurel Ramseyer lunches on arrival at Chatter Creek area, Icicle Creek Canyon, Chelan County, Washington southern skyline, Chatter Creek area, Icicle Creek Canyon, Chelan County, Washington
Laurel fuels up before collecting       © Rod Crawford Southern skyline           © Rod Crawford
sign for Icicle Gorge Trail, Icicle Creek at Chatter Creek, Chelan County, Washington Icicle Gorge Trail, Icicle Creek at Chatter Creek, Chelan County, Washington
Sign for the trail we used        © Rod Crawford On the trail             © Rod Crawford
trickle stream crossing Icicle Gorge Trail, Icicle Creek at Chatter Creek, Chelan County, Washington Chatter Creek crossing Icicle Gorge Trail, Icicle Creek at Chatter Creek, Chelan County, Washington
This couldn't be Chatter Creek?     © Rod Crawford No, here's Chatter Creek!            © Rod Crawford
trickle stream just above footbridge, Icicle Creek at Chatter Creek, Chelan County, Washington cottonwood-cedar leaf litter, Icicle Creek at Chatter Creek, Chelan County, Washington
Another trickle crosses the trail…           © Rod Crawford …site of the only leaf litter I found to sift              © Rod Crawford
understory just upstream of footbridge, Icicle Creek at Chatter Creek, Chelan County, Washington Zanomys amaurobiid spider, Icicle Creek at Chatter Creek, Chelan County, Washington
Understory near leaf litter site          © Rod Crawford A Zanomys sifted from the above leaf litter           © Rod Crawford
sculpted bedrock in creek, Icicle Creek at Chatter Creek, Chelan County, Washington Icicle Creek at Chatter Creek, Chelan County, Washington
Sculpted rock in the canyon      © Laurel Ramseyer Up Icicle Creek from the footbridge          © Rod Crawford
Sign about amphibians, footbridge, Icicle Creek at Chatter Creek, Chelan County, Washington creek just above footbridge, Icicle Creek at Chatter Creek, Chelan County, Washington
Sign makes a big deal over amphibians being amphibious
© Rod Crawford
Rapids just above footbridge             © Rod Crawford
falls at footbridge, Icicle Creek at Chatter Creek, Chelan County, Washington looking downstream from footbridge, Icicle Creek at Chatter Creek, Chelan County, Washington
Falls at footbridge         © Rod Crawford Downstream from footbridge             © Rod Crawford
quiet water, Icicle Creek at Chatter Creek, Chelan County, Washington moss on rock face by footbridge, Icicle Creek at Chatter Creek, Chelan County, Washington
Quiet water upstream from bridge        © Rod Crawford Moss and ferns by footbridge                © Rod Crawford
unproductive conifer needle litter, Icicle Creek at Chatter Creek, Chelan County, Washington floodplain vegetation, Icicle Creek at Chatter Creek, Chelan County, Washington
Unproductive conifer litter            © Rod Crawford Floodplain vegetation            © Rod Crawford
Philodromus (oneida?) crab spider, Icicle Creek at Chatter Creek, Chelan County, Washington peavines, Lathyrus sp., at footbridge, Icicle Creek at Chatter Creek, Chelan County, Washington
Philodromus sp. from fir foliage        © Laurel Ramseyer Just to prove that peavines (Lathyrus) really exist             © Rod Crawford
Rod Crawford sorts a tree-beat sample, Icicle Creek at Chatter Creek, Chelan County, Washington Rod Crtawford holds up a pine cone at Nason Creek Rest Area, Chelan County, Washington
Rod sorts a tree-beat sample        © Laurel Ramseyer Rod holds up a pine cone at Nason Creek Rest Area             © Laurel Ramseyer
Trailside Douglas-fir trunk, Icicle Creek at Chatter Creek, Chelan County, Washington big
Trailside Douglas-fir trunk        © Rod Crawford Big burn from the 2004 fire               © Laurel Ramseyer
white pine and red cedar trunks, Icicle Creek at Chatter Creek, Chelan County, Washington barren hillside downstream along Icicle Creek at Chatter Creek, Chelan County, Washington
Red cedar and white pine trunks           © Laurel Ramseyer Stark hillside downstream from our field site             © Rod Crawford
snowless Mount Index, 30 June 2015 Sunset between Monroe and Everett, Washington, 30 June 2015
Snowless Mount Index            © Rod Crawford Sunset between Monroe and Everett            © Rod Crawford


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