Album of Boulder River Field Trip

Selected photos from a spider collecting field trip to an abandoned railroad right-of-way (due to become a trail some day) between the Boulder River and Tulker, Snohomish County, Washington, on 8 October 2009. This site, second of the day, was more productive, bringing me a 25-species sample including that sparsely-distributed funnel weaver Agelenopsis potteri. A pleasant spot where I was able to continue collecting until last light. Photos by Rod Crawford.
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abandoned Boulder River Trading Post, Tulker, Snohomish County, Washington aerial lphoto of railroad right-of-way near Tulker, Snohomish County, Washington
No trading today           © Rod Crawford We visited the trail section between river and road    (Snohomish County photo)
railroad right-of-way (future trail), Tulker, Snohomish County, Washington turkeys on the trail, Tulker, Snohomish County, Washington
Long, straight track will be a trail some day  © Rod Crawford What are those odd creatures gathered on the trail?      © Rod Crawford
turkeys on the trail, Tulker, Snohomish County, Washington Della Scott assisting the spider collector, Tulker, Snohomish County, Washington
Turkeys, that's what!             © Rod Crawford Here comes Della bringing my net and sifter         © Rod Crawford
bigleaf maple Acer macrophyllum turning color, Tulker, Snohomish County, Washington leaf litter of bigleaf maple Acer macrophyllum, Tulker, Snohomish County, Washington
Maple just turning to fall colors    © Rod Crawford Maple litter always yields spiders         © Rod Crawford
moss on maple trunk, Tulker, Snohomish County, Washington Della Scott waits to help sift moss for spiders, Tulker, Snohomish County, Washington
Mossy trunk was spider-rich        © Rod Crawford Della waits for a bagful of moss to help sift          © Rod Crawford
cobbles on bank of Boulder River near its mouth, Snohomish County, Washington railroad bridge (abandoned) across Boulder River near its mouth, Snohomish County, Washington
Cobble bank of Boulder River           © Rod Crawford Old Boulder River railroad bridge         © Rod Crawford
dusk light colors trees near Tulker, Snohomish County, Washington forest understory vegetation, Tulker, Snohomish County, Washington
The shades of night were falling fast    © Rod Crawford Lush understory produced Agelenopsis potteri          © Rod Crawford
tall grass in field, Tulker, Snohomish County, Washington diverse part of grassy field at dusk, Tulker, Snohomish County, Washington
Talll grass in field          © Rod Crawford Diverse part of grassy field where I collected by dusk           © Rod Crawford
Phragmites sp. in grassy field, Tulker, Snohomish County, Washington sunset at Tulker, Snohomish County, Washington
Phragmites stand in field          © Rod Crawford Sunset was just hitting its stride as we left        © Rod Crawford


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