Album of Mission Beach Field Trip

Selected photos from a spider collecting field trip to a forest east of Mission Beach, Snohomish County, Washington on 21 November 2007. Abbreviated collecting time, plus an unexpectedly soaking wet site, conspired against me but a rich leaf litter sample contributed to an adequate sample of 26 species. Photos by Rod Crawford.
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aerial photo (1990) of spider collecting site east of Mission Beach, Washington scarred bigleaf maple Acer macrophyllum trunk in forest east of Mission Beach, Washington
Overgrown road, forest, and patches of salmonberry. Red "+" marks site. (USGS, 1990) Big scar (lightning?) on maple trunk       © Rod Crawford
bigleaf maple Acer macrophyllum east of Mission Beach, Washington water in old road east of Mission Beach, Washington
Big maple among little alders   © Rod Crawford Old road passes through a swamp belt    © Rod Crawford
ferns on bigleaf maple Acer macrophyllum trunk, east of Mission Beach, Washington moss on branches, forest east of Mission Beach, Washington
Ferns on maple trunk    © Rod Crawford Mossy branches, rich in spiders        © Rod Crawford
bark of western red cedar Thuja plicata, east of Mission Beach, Washington forest east of Mission Beach, Washington
Red cedar bark         © Rod Crawford Twisty maple among the cedars     © Rod Crawford
maple leaf litter, forest east of Mission Beach, Washington setup for sifting leaf litter, forest east of Mission Beach, Washington
Spider-rich leaf litter      © Rod Crawford Set up for sifting in a maple crotch       © Rod Crawford
western red cedar Thuja plicata, east of Mission Beach, Washington sword fern Polystichum munitum, forest understory east of Mission Beach, Washington
Top of red cedar tree       © Rod Crawford Sword-fern understory           © Rod Crawford
old road, forest east of Mission Beach, Washington November sunset, Mission Beach, Snohomish County, Washington
Old road continues beyond    © Rod Crawford Sunset at Mission Beach             © Rod Crawford


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