Three in the water one in the air.
Found this growing underneath a log. I think the wood was tanoak, but it was pretty rotten so I can't be too certain.
A very tall alder, maybe a white alder.
Leaves look a bit dried up, the land where this was found was a bit parched.
This jut or bend in the river has a lot of interesting things to check out, manzanitas, ceanothus, madrones, ribes, oaks, and a bunch of wildflowers. I missed a lot of the flowering here, but definitely worth exploring if camping at Standish-Hickey.
Very prolific non-native growing throughout the county.
The Miles Standish Tree named after Capt. Miles Standish one of the settlers in the area is formally the world's tallest tree, until it was damaged in a storm which moved it down the list. Being there that doesn't seem to matter because this tree is HUGE! Many drive right by in their rush to drive thru the Chandelier Tree, but a sort hike (30 minutes) one can find themselves under a one of the tallest living redwoods in a relatively unaltered habitat that is easily accessible. A welcomed relief from the tourist trap of the Drive-thru Tree. Not to say that driving thru a redwood is pretty cool, but to marvel at one of the giants among its fellow brethren of tree is worth the effort. Also with the actual world's tallest trees locations either being obscured and most likely very difficult to hike to this tree is an excellent opportunity to see one of the true giants. Be warned though that the trail system on that is printed on the park brochure is not too accurate and the trails are poorly marked so be patient if you get a little lost you'll find it.
Found in the South Fork of the Eel River in a gentle flowing pool no more than two feet deep. It was to skiddish for me to get a good look at the creature. I had seen some others in the swimming hole that is nearby and that is much deeper water.
Probably the sorriest photo of a goldback fern, but I couldn't pass it up when I found 6 species of fern in less than 10 feet of trail.