This fungus is quite interesting. It looks like a mix between a morel and witch's butter. I showed someone a picture, they couldn't identify it, but said it was quite poisonous.
This black substance was leaking from a Conifer at a curve in the trail. It was very mysterious. The black looks exactly like oil for a car.
This snail was located on the top of a small log next to the trail.
This fungus was discovered under a fallen conifer log. The mycelium was clearly seen on the underside of the log and this fungus was found on the side, creeping out from underneath.
This lichen i believe is nicknamed 'old man's beard'. I'm not completely sure.
I found this lichen, along with several other mosses and lichen, on a fallen conifer.
This tree was very difficult to identify. It has a VERY large trunk, about 4 feet across. It was also very tall, at least 3-4 stories tall. The leaves were very hard to see since they only sprouted at the top of the tree. I tried to magnify with my camera, but got some very blurry leaves. At the top, there was strange orange coloration on the bark. I tried to capture it in one of the photos. Amazing tree!
This was a medium sized woody plant near the trail. I have not seen one like it.
This small white forb was found in large amounts along the trail. Due to the amount of wildflowers along the trail, i'm guessing this and the other yellow petalled flower thrive in disturbed soil. Not sure about the id on this one.
This slug was found under a leaf by the trail. There were lots of slugs and snails on this daily observation.
This plant looked exactly like a raspberry. It was intriguing to find one growing randomly by the trail. However, this is a very popular trail and it seems likely that someone or something brought it here through some circumstance. Is it likely that it would just be wild?
This moss was found on a conifer stump. I know it's not a moss because of the fronds projecting from the main area, but I'm having trouble coming up with an id of it.
This bush looked very similar to the "forb" described in class yesterday during group-led tours. I assume it's a salmon/thimbleberry.
This forb was found along the trail in moderate occurrence. The western colt's foot was far more abundant, but of course, I don't know what this one is or if it's invasive. The flowers has rounded petals and also small round spiked orbs-i'm guessing this will turn into a flower. I made a sketch of the orb in my field notebook.
I have never seen a fern like this in Washington! Unfortunately it was the only one in the area. It's located next to a stream at the entrance of the park. I noticed other plants that may have been carried from a horticultural nursery down the highway. You never know what's native!