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Species Identification - 10 Native Species on Habitat Island

10 Native Species

  1. Robin - An orangey warm color, sings songs, early appearance and the end of winter
  2. Mallard Ducks - Males have glossy green heads and have grey on the wings and belly. Females have brown speckled plumage
  3. Red Flowering Currant - Pinkish with 5 petals, leaves’ surface is green and smooth.Underneath leaves’ is white and finely haired. Berries are deep purple when ripe.
  4. Oregon Grape Holly - Bright yellow flowers that eventually turn into dark blueberries.
  5. Douglas Fir - (Evergreen conifer) Pine tree with needle like leaves. Bark is thick and scaly.
  6. Western Red Cedar- Evergreen coniferous tree which can grow and reproduce under shade.
  7. Big Leaf Maple - Largest of all maple trees(deciduous tree), have  5 deeply incised palmate lobes. Grows where soil is moist, leaves are green and shiny.
  8. Nootka Rose - Deciduous and pinnately compound leaves with 5-9 leaflets. Leaves are arranged alternately. Pink flowers in groups of 2-3.
  9. Jack Pine - Short, light green pointy needles which are yellow green with buds that are pale reddish brown.
  10. Cattail - Live in wetland, have flowering spikes and flat blade leaves, usually found near the edge of ponds or marshes.


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