Category Archives: Species Profile

Purple Monkey Flower (Mimulus lewisii)

Purple Monkey Flower (Mimulus lewisii) Purple Monkey Flower (Mimulus lewisii) is a plant with showy pink flowers that ranges from California to British Columbia and Southeast Alaska, over into the Rocky Mountains. I was excited to see this plant for … Continue reading

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Common Groundsel (Senecio vulgaris)

I do not remember seeing Common Groundsel (Senecio vulgaris) around Sitka when I was growing up. There’s a good chance it was here and I didn’t notice it, but I suspect I’m fairly safe in saying that it probably was … Continue reading

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Gallery: 20101126 Operophtera bruceata

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series 2010 Photojournal

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series 2010 PhotojournalRowan pointed out a moth on the side of a house and then we noticed there were several more. I was able to get these pictures of two different … Continue reading

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St. John’s-wort (Hypericum perforatum)

St. John’s-wort is introduced in Southeast Alaska. While it is an invasive plant in many regions, to this point it does not seem to have made in-roads around Sitka, as I have only noticed it growing at the edge of … Continue reading

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Coral Slime (Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa)

Coral Slime (Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa) seems to be one of the more common slime molds around Sitka. Individuals growths are small and can be easy to to overlook when they occur in small clusters. I associate this slime mold mostly with … Continue reading

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Gold Beetle (Lioligus nitidus)

This photo is from a hike up Indian River in 2006. I noticed a metallic gold beetle crawling on the zipper of my backpack while stopped for a break. Only recently did I get around to posting it on bugguide.net, … Continue reading

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