Saturday, May 24, 2014

Washington Park


Washington Park in Anacortes is one of our favorite places.  It is on a peninsula on the west side of the town and looks out over the Straits of San Juan.  The name" park" is misleading, since it is mostly wild, though there are a picnic area, a boat launch and a campground in the park.  We go there often to walk the trails and the one-way road around the park and to see the wildflowers which include five species of native orchids.  I've done one post featuring the Fairy Slippers and early wildflowers.  These photos were taken on a subsequent trip when we were there to photograph the native orchids.

the trails











a few wildflowers including:
Death Camas



Common Camas


Sea Blush



Field Chickweed


Checker Lilies


Wildflowers everywhere


Mushrooms
Mica-caps


Lichens
probably the Waxpaper Lichen


 Western Red Cedar foliage


and the orchids, including:
Western Fairy Slippers





Western Spotted Coralroots





Western or Merten's Coralroots



2 comments:

  1. Your photographs give me my virtual fix on a walk through the Pacific NW woodlands. You make such beautiful images of the awesomeness you find in nature. I'm envious of the travels you take but very grateful that you share them.

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    1. Thanks for looking and commenting, Lou Anne. Your visits are very much appreciated.

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