Album of Port Ludlow Field Trip

Selected photos by Rod Crawford from my 27 October 2017 spider collecting trip with Susan Wise-Eagle (visiting colleague from Alaska) to Port Ludlow, Jefferson County, Washington. We collected a short time at the Port Ludlow town park, then settled at obscure, historic Forest Hill Cemetery where a full array of habitats helped us complete a 41-species sample in a pleasant, peaceful setting. And nothing went wrong at all!
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2013 aerial view of Forest Hill Cemetery, Port Ludlow, Jefferson County, Washington fall colors in Kingston, Kitsap County, Washington, seen from ferry on 27 October 2017
Cemetery clearing in center    (Jefferson County, 2013) Fall colors in Kingston, seen from ferry            © Rod Crawford
shore pine in Port Ludlow town park, Jefferson County, Washington Port Ludlow Park, Port Ludlow, Jefferson County, Washington
Shore pine in Port Ludlow Park       © Rod Crawford Port Ludlow Park; restroom building in background           © Rod Crawford
spider Anyphaena aperta from Forest Hill Cemetery, Port Ludlow, Jefferson County, Washington forest adjacent to Forest Hill Cemetery, Port Ludlow, Jefferson County, Washington
Anyphaena aperta was very common    © Rod Crawford Forest adjacent to Forest Hill Cemetery        © Rod Crawford
Wilkins gravestone, Forest Hill Cemetery, Port Ludlow, Jefferson County, Washington grave with dog feces, Forest Hill Cemetery, Port Ludlow, Jefferson County, Washington
Typical historic gravestone              © Rod Crawford Dog-desecrated grave                  © Rod Crawford
leaf litter with conifer needles, Forest Hill Cemetery, Port Ludlow, Jefferson County, Washington leaf-litter sifting, Forest Hill Cemetery, Port Ludlow, Jefferson County, Washington
Leaf litter had lots of conifer needles        © Rod Crawford I set up for litter sifting in an open grassy spot               © Rod Crawford
Carlson grave monument, Forest Hill Cemetery, Port Ludlow, Jefferson County, Washington asian lady beetles, Harmonia axyridis, on grave monument, Forest Hill Cemetery, Port Ludlow, Jefferson County, Washington
One of the earlier grave monuments…    © Rod Crawford …being visited by invasive ladybird Harmonia axyridis        © Rod Crawford
big tree at edge of Forest Hill Cemetery, Port Ludlow, Jefferson County, Washington conifer foliage in the middle of Forest Hill Cemetery, Port Ludlow, Jefferson County, Washington
Big tree at edge of cemetery        © Rod Crawford Plenty of accessible conifer foliage                 © Rod Crawford
fresh flowers at a grave, Forest Hill Cemetery, Port Ludlow, Jefferson County, Washington wall of salal foliage Gaultheria shallon, Forest Hill Cemetery, Port Ludlow, Jefferson County, Washington
Fresh flowers at a grave          © Rod Crawford The Great Wall of Salal Foliage               © Rod Crawford
Susan Wise-Eagle seeking spiders on gravestones, Forest Hill Cemetery, Port Ludlow, Jefferson County, Washington Susan Wise-Eagle sifting moss, Forest Hill Cemetery, Port Ludlow, Jefferson County, Washington
Susan "desperately seeking"         © Rod Crawford Susan with her moss-sifting setup             © Rod Crawford
horses across the road from Forest Hill Cemetery, Port Ludlow, Jefferson County, Washington male microspider Spirembolus abnormis from Forest Hill Cemetery, Port Ludlow, Jefferson County, Washington
"Horsies" across the road         © Rod Crawford Male Spirembolus abnormis                     © Rod Crawford
dusk from Kingston (Washington)  toward the north, 27 October 2017 Mount Rainier from Kingston, Washington, ferry dock on 27 October 2017
San Juans seen from Kingston in glowing dusk     © Rod Crawford Mt. Rainier at sunset from Kingston ferry dock            © Fiona Rhodes


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