I’ve been excited for spring to arrive here, even if it is showing up worryingly early. To take my mind off of current worries, I drew up a coloring page with some of my favorite animals, plants and fungi that I get to see this time of year. You’re welcome to print it off and color it yourself; enjoy!

Species portrayed: Red alder (Alnus rubra), western skunk cabbage (Lyschiton americanus), salal (Gaultheria shallon), yellowfoot (Craterellus lutescens), Pacific banana slug (Ariolimax columbianus), bonnets (Mycena sp.), Pacific tree frog (Pseudacris regilla), Oregon beaked moss (Kindbergia oregana), thallose liverwort (Marchanta polymorpha), Cascades torrent salamander (Rhyacotriton cascadae)