The Emergence of Spring: Lyre Conservation Area and the Mouth of the Elwha River

Rhododendron macrophyllum

Rhododendron macrophyllum

On May 7, 2019, the Natural History Society experienced the obvious and the less-than-obvious changes that occur with the emergence of a Pacific Northwest spring. We observed a rich variety of life through the lens of ecological relationships as well as through the lens of the purely aesthetic.

Elgaria coerulea (Northern Alligator Lizard)

Northern Alligator Lizard

This was a day of discoveries, insights, and fun, as we visited both the Lyre Conservation Area and the mouth of the Elwha River, both on the Strait of Juan Fuca, west of Port Angeles. 

Carpools were organized, and non-drivers paid $12 for gasoline. Eileen at JLTnatural@saveland.org provided additional information.