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Yesterday four of us piled in a car and headed out of Portland up to Mount St. Helens to go see wild carnivores. We spotted Drosera rotundifolia and also Utricularia that we haven't figured out yet which species it is. The Drosera was growing on Sphagnum moss, we think Sphagnum squarrosum.

Coral mushroom (Ramaria sp.)
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Damselfly
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Huckleberries (Vaccinium sp.)

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Drosera rotundifolia
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Yellow pond lily (Nuphar polysepala)
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Utricularia sp.
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Rough Skinned Newt (Taricha granulosa)
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Some landscape shots including several with Mt. St. Helens in the back
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Frogs
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Pterospora andromedea
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Monotropa hypopitys
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Fireweed (Chamerion angustifolium)
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Vanilla leaf (Achlys triphylla)
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Corn lily (Veratrum californicum)
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Corn lily flower stalk
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Some kinda polypore mushrooms
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Bunchberry (Cornus canadensis)
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Twinflower (Linnaea borealis)
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Unknown plant from the bog
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Pearly everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea)
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To avoid too many duplicate pictures on the thread, I'll link my Flickr album Flickr and just post a few of my better pics here:

Forest moss by Nimbulan, on Flickr

DSC_6325 by Nimbulan, on Flickr

DSC_6331 by Nimbulan, on Flickr

Unknown mycotrope by Nimbulan, on Flickr

Slime mold or eggs? by Nimbulan, on Flickr

Yellow staghorn fungus? by Nimbulan, on Flickr

Mt. St. Helens by Nimbulan, on Flickr

Goat Marsh by Nimbulan, on Flickr
Very muddy with sparse grass and sphagnum hummocks colonized by huckleberries and occasional Drosera rotundifolia.

Drosera rotundifolia by Nimbulan, on Flickr
The first little one I found.

Drosera rotundifolia by Nimbulan, on Flickr
A cluster unusually close to the treeline at the edge of the marsh.

Frog by Nimbulan, on Flickr

Frog by Nimbulan, on Flickr

Unknown plant by Nimbulan, on Flickr

Dragonfly by Nimbulan, on Flickr

Frog by Nimbulan, on Flickr

Frog by Nimbulan, on Flickr

Utricularia sp. by Nimbulan, on Flickr

Utricularia sp. by Nimbulan, on Flickr

Utricularia sp. by Nimbulan, on Flickr

Utricularia sp. by Nimbulan, on Flickr

Mushrooms by Nimbulan, on Flickr

Moss cluster by Nimbulan, on Flickr

Rough-skinned newt by Nimbulan, on Flickr

Sphagnum sp. by Nimbulan, on Flickr

Yellow pond lily (Nuphar polysepala) by Nimbulan, on Flickr

Fungus by Nimbulan, on Flickr

Mt. St. Helens over Goat Marsh Lake by Nimbulan, on Flickr

Mushroom by Nimbulan, on Flickr
 
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Very nice pictures. I'll have to check out Goat Marsh next time I'm up that way. How did you first find out about that place?
 
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It's quite a nice area. Not nearly as many sundews as I was hoping for but it was still nice to see them growing in the wild. I'm glad I thought to check the lake for Utrics since we weren't originally intending to.
 

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Thanx for posting the photos! I am sorry I could not make it this time, hopefully the next trip. Amazing scenery and looks like you had decent weather. Awesome you found aquatic utrics there.
 
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Something interesting you guys may not have noticed - the Utricularia are already forming turions in the middle of July. I thought that was rather strange. After talking to a few people and digging through pictures I'm pretty sure it's Utricularia minor, though I'm trying to get ahold of someone at the forest service who may know for sure.
 
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