Alpaca

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Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Artidactyla Family: Camelidae Genus: Vicugna Species: Vicugna pacos Alpaca (Vicugna Pacos) Studied by: Rebecca Littleton Introduction When I moved into my new home in November 2011, I noticed a creature across the street from my house watching me. I assumed that it was a … Continue reading

American Herring Gull

American Herring Gull

Larus Smithsonianus/Argentatus*   Introduction:   The American Herring Gull is the stereotypical seagull. By that I mean that it is the creature that people usually imagine when they hear the word “seagull.” With their white plumage, grey wings, and yellow … Continue reading

Barn Swallow

Barn Swallow

While living on a farm, I’ve come to frequently interact with barn swallows. Because of this I decided Barn Swallows would be the perfect animal for me to observe. Through the course of several weeks I have observed and researched the behavior of barn swallow’s directly. As well as researched the cultural and historical influence. Continue reading

Barnacles

Barnacles

Semibalanus Balanoids Introduction: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Crustacea, Genus: Balanus Barnacles are unlike any other crustacean because they are sessile. They are permanently attached to objects such as docks, boats, rocks, or turtle shells. Standing on their heads for most … Continue reading

Clouded Leopard

Clouded Leopard

Neofelis Nebulosa Wikipedia Page Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Neofelis Species:  Nebulosa Region: Southeast Asia (detailed areas found under Natural History) INTRODUCTION The animal I have chosen is the clouded leopard, or neofelis nebulosa. … Continue reading

Gray Wolf

Gray Wolf

Canis Lupus Animalia Chordata Mammalia Canis Lupus Place of Origin: North America, Europe, Asia, and Northern Africa Wolves currently have moved North, living mostly in Canada and Northern Europe. There are still pockets in other countries such as India, Spain … Continue reading

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Ardea herodias a study by Lauren Steury Observed at Heron Sanctuary on Dickenson st NW Olympia, WA in their natural habitat. They are home to North America especially the Pacific Northwest. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Pelecaniformes Family: Ardeidae … Continue reading

Mallard Duck

Mallard Duck

Place of observation: Small pond and Capital Lake Geographic site: North America, Europe, South Africa, Asia Anas Platyrhychnos Introduction: Mallard ducks are amongst the most common and abundant ducks, found in North America, Europe, and numerous other places around the … Continue reading

Moon Jellyfish

Moon Jellyfish

Aurelia Aurita          Observed April-May by Jessy Leff at Point Defiance Zoo Kingdom-Animalia Phylum- Cnidaria Class-Scyphozoa Order- Semaeostomeae Family- Ulmaridae Genus- Aurelia Species- Aurelia Aurita Country of Orgin- Eastern Atlantic coast of Northern Europe and the western … Continue reading

Mountain Goat

Mountain Goat

Oreamnos Americanus       studied by Dalton Short April-May 2012 Kingdom: Animalia                                                                                                       Phylum: Chordata                                                                                                              Class: Mammalia                                                                                                      Genus: Oreamnos                                                                                                          Species: O. americanus   Introduction This animal was almost … Continue reading

Northern Red-shafted Flicker

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Colpates auratus (cafer) Animalia Chordata Vertebrata Aves Piciformes Picidae Picinae Colaptes auratus – named by Linnaeus in 1758 Colpates auratus cafer – named by Gmelin in 1788   Introduction In West Seattle, we have a plethora of interesting birds, many … Continue reading

Red Fox

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Vulpes Vulpes Origin Eurasia – intercontinential Place of observation Northwest Trek – Eatonville Specs Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: damn right! – Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Canidae Genus: Vulpes I’ve always been fond of this animal. I find their appearance, … Continue reading

Sea Otter

Sea Otter

Enhydra Lutris “Also, on a completely subjective note, otters are ridiculously adorable.” – from reflections on 4/13/2012 Introduction One of my fondest memories from my childhood is going to the Monterey Bay Aquarium with my great-grandmother and watching the sea … Continue reading

Syrian Hamster (Golden Hamster)

Syrian Hamster

Mescocricetus Auratus               studied by: Krystle Arrowsmith Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Genus: Mesocricetus Species: M. auratus Place of Observation: Domestic Original Geographic Site: Syria Introduction: I have always had hamsters growing up and I … Continue reading

Turkey Vulture

Turkey Vulture

  Cathartes Aura Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Incertae sedis Family: Cathartidae Genus: Cathartes Observed in the wild by Jack Tierney. Main observation spot was at Cooper Point & 20th Ave. NW (Here). Native to all North and … Continue reading

Western Gray Squirrel

Western Gray Squirrel

Photograph of a Western Gray Squirrel, contributed by the user Fish Demon of Wikipedia. Introduction Sciurus Griseus Kingdom – Animalia Phylum –  Chordata Class – Mammalia Order – Rodentia Family – Sciuridae Genus – Sciurus Conservation Status : Least Concern Place of Observation : … Continue reading