Thimbleberry, Rubus parviflorus

False Solomon Seal, Smilacina racemosa

Along with Trillium, this is one of the few native flowers that had been growing on the park property for years, maybe decades. Ivy had crowded out most of the small, interesting native flowers, but this one endured the ivy invasion.

Pacific rhododendron, Rhododendron macrophyllum

This flower makes up half of the entire plant on this young, foot-high plant near the parking area.

Salal, Gaultheria shallon

Devil's club, Oplopanax horridus

This will be the first of these transplanted Devil's clubs to flower and bear fruit. This plant will be loaded with red berries this summer. The berries are not edible by humans, but are considered a delicacy by bears.

High bush cranberry, Viburnum opulus

High bush cranberry, Viburnum opulus

This bush will be covered with red berries, which are edible for humans, although they are too tart and acid for my taste. If you are brave enough to try one, wait until late in the fall when they become semi-translucent.

Nootka rose, Rosa nutkana

Nootka rose, Rosa nutkana

Notice the bee in the flower on the left.

Low tide, -3.0, May 27th

The tiny stream in the foreground is fresh water that seeps out of the springs at the foot of the hill and feeds the wetlands. The tall Douglasfir at top right is the eagles' perch tree, where they often scout for fish.

Old dock pilings.

Here you can see the sand bar, the remains of the old mosquito fleet dock, and the perch tree is at upper right.

Marine life.

Attached to a rock are muscles and barnacles.

Bald-hip rose, Rosa gymnocarpa

Bald-hip rose, Rosa gymnocarpa