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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