Album of Catherine Creek Park Field Trip
Selected photos from a spider collecting field trip to Catherine
Creek Park and Centennial Woods (both city parks), city of Lake Stevens, Snohomish
County, Washington, on 14 November 2006. Not the best of weather as it turned
out, but the trip produced a (barely) adequate sample. See this
city page for brief descriptions of the parks. Catherine Creek Park is a
mature conifer forest that has been groomed into a "disk golf" course.
If, like me, you'd never heard of this game, see
here. Adjacent Centennial Woods is mixed second growth, swampy, and needs
a lot of work to remove invasive plants, but still has good habitat patches.
Photos by Rod Crawford.
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|Park sign clearly sets priorities © Rod Crawford||Dead wood in the forest gloom © Rod Crawford|
|Big Douglas-fir trunk © Rod Crawford||Fern understory was fairly productive © Rod Crawford|
|Cedar folilage added some species © Rod Crawford||Shores of Catherine Creek look deceptively natural © Rod Crawford|
|But blackberries & houses... © Rod Crawford||...are just out of sight in the streamside view © Rod Crawford|
|Ivy invades the understory © Rod Crawford||...and tree trunks in Centennial Woods Park © Rod Crawford|
|Juvenile Cybaeus sp. © Rod Crawford||Juvenile Callobius pictus © Rod Crawford|
|Ero canionis, "pirate spider" female © Rod Crawford||Robertus vigerens male, from litter © Rod Crawford|
|Lepthyphantes (Tenuiphantes) zelatus © Rod Crawford||Maple litter habitat in Centennial Woods © Rod Crawford|