Family Arionidae - the round back slugs. Coloration can vary - some can even be white - but the general trend appears to be darker pigmentation the farther north the species is found.
Delicate and short lived fungus - fruiting bodies last only a few hours before dissolving into black ink.
Herbaceous perennial growing from a rhizome. Native to most woodlands from California to BC.
Perennial herb. White, three-pedaled flower that fades to purple. Grows in moist woods and shaded open areas, blooms from April to June. Found along west coast of US into BC.
Evergreen fern native to North America. One of the most abundant ferns along the Pacific Coast. Does best in moist, coniferous forests and well-drained, acidic soil of rich humus and small stones. Rhizomes edible.
Bracket or shelf fungus. Fruiting bodies called conks - grouping of separate or interconnected horizontal rows. Grow on living or dead coarse woody debris.