Category Archives: Key Peninsula

low tide

Herron Island in Case Inlet (Pierce County, Washington).   The view from the mainland Low tide at South Beach  

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Taylor Shellfish oyster barge

Taylor Shellfish oyster barge, Case Inlet, Washington.

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Postcards from the kayak

A couple of days ago I went out on the kayak around sunset. I paddled around the north end of Herron Island, then crossed the Case Inlet and headed southwest to McMicken Island (map). Kind of choppy water: winds around … Continue reading

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Postcards from the Key Peninsula (Washington)

I went on an early morning kayak ride along the Key Peninsula across from Herron Island, where I live (most of the time). It was a foggy morning and some of the spots on the peninsula were downright magical. The … Continue reading

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lovely Russula mushroom

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ID requested: fungus on old log on beach?

UPDATE: this may be either Tyromyces caesius or Oligoporus caesius. Anyone? ================================================= Can someone identify this? Growing on the underside of a log that’s been on the beach for over ten years. Well above the high tide mark. Hard to … Continue reading

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the strange fauna of Herron Island

I just had to take a picture of this. Nature imitates Photoshop.

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