Terminal 107 on the Duwamish with EarthCorps.

We pulled weeds with EarthCorps in the restoration site along Puget Creek at T-107 Park across from the Duwamish Longhouse, and indeed the park lies on a former native village site.  It was a quiet morning pulling stinky Bob and marveling at the noxious beauty of teasel until the train came chugging up just ten feet away!  Very exciting.  We observed just how carefully one has to grip the crown of noxious stinky Bob / Geranium robertianum.  The stems snap easily and if the crown remains in the soil it happily re-grows.  Afterwards we roamed the enjoyable park, reading about the boat sculpture, native history, spying the woodland pond, visiting the riverfront and deciding to come back with the kids' bikes; the photo below shows the regional trail access as well.

 Native   Crataegus Douglasii  / Douglas' hawthorn , not to be confused with the noxious  common hawthorn /  Crataegus monogyna .   They have much different leaves (see below) and unfortunately you almost always encounter the weedy one.

Native Crataegus Douglasii / Douglas' hawthorn, not to be confused with the noxious common hawthorn / Crataegus monogyna.  They have much different leaves (see below) and unfortunately you almost always encounter the weedy one.

 The  noxious  common hawthorn /  Crataegus monogyna   showing it's more divided leaves. 

The  noxious common hawthorn / Crataegus monogyna showing it's more divided leaves. 

 Stinky Bob must be pinched at the crown to be pulled out effectively, upon which it is easy to pluck.  When just the stems are tugged, they snap and the crown remains, happy to regrow.

Stinky Bob must be pinched at the crown to be pulled out effectively, upon which it is easy to pluck.  When just the stems are tugged, they snap and the crown remains, happy to regrow.

 Native   Crataegus Douglasii  / Douglas' hawthorn  has some wicked thorns (as does the noxious sp.)

Native Crataegus Douglasii / Douglas' hawthorn has some wicked thorns (as does the noxious sp.)

 Noxius  teasel /  Dipsacus fullonum .   An attractive nuisance.

Noxius teasel / Dipsacus fullonum.  An attractive nuisance.

 Noxius  teasel /  Dipsacus fullonum   can be very tall.

Noxius teasel / Dipsacus fullonum can be very tall.

 Female flowers and a maturing cone on a Douglas fir /  Pseudotsuga menziesii.   The female flowers will ripen into cones after being wind-pollinated by the little male flowers.

Female flowers and a maturing cone on a Douglas fir / Pseudotsuga menziesii.  The female flowers will ripen into cones after being wind-pollinated by the little male flowers.