30 December 2016 – Nature Hike with Granddaughters in Bellevue

Today,my granddaughters in Seattle and I took a hike on the Boeing Trails in Bellevue Washington. We saw several types of native trees as well as the non-native American Holly. We also saw the Western Sword Fern and the ubiquitous blackberry patches, which are common in the urban areas in Western Washington.

Rubus armeniacus Focke – Himalayan blackberry

Rubus laciniatus Willd. – cutleaf blackberry

Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kuhn – western brackenfern

Polystichum munitum (Kaulf.) C. Presl) – Western Sword Fern

Douglas Fir – Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirb.) Franco

Red Alder – Alnus rubra Bong.

Pacific madrone – Arbutus menziesii Pursh

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