I took photos of this mushroom from November 2016, through January 2017 to document how it grew. See dates on photos. It never grew very large. The top split after a while. I am not sure what species this is.
Growing on Douglas fir stump
Mole tunnel in sand near the river.
My cat's tracks.
Redwood sideband feeding on algae on fallen tanoak branch.
Feeding sign on tanoak branch.
Mink tracks along the south fork Eel River.
Small mushroom stored in a tanoak tree by a Douglas squirrel.
Fungi stored on branches of the same tree by Douglas squirrel.
One of several mushrooms found stored in trees in a Douglas squirrel's territory on this day. This mushroom cap had fallen from the branch above, where the squirrel frequently perches to feed. See my other observations of this location for photos of the squirrel on this branch.
One of several mushrooms found stored in trees in a Douglas squirrel's territory on this day. This stem was stored on a log that was on the ground. A different sort of storage location, but near enough to the others to be the same squirrel. I have noticed that this squirrel does not retrieve and eat the stems as much as the mushroom caps.
One of several mushrooms found stored in trees in a Douglas squirrel's territory on this day. This one was in a tanoak.
The sun was out and warmed the rock enough that the lizard decided to sun itself, despite cold air temperatures.
Acorns on an old stump anvil. Probably opened by a scrub jay.
This is an interesting overlap of two tracks. It is a deer and turkey track perfectly overlapped.
Towhee or sparrow tracks
Acorns opened by a bird on an "anvil" on top of a stump. Possibly done by a jay.
Mushroom stashed in tree.