First time I can recall seeing this strange gall.
Early start or late stop? 7-8ft tall shrub
Ivan found this amazing Northwestern Salamander under a log while we were trying (and failing) to find adult Giant Salamanders. Another new-to-me herp.
Found under log in mixed conifer forest.
Growing on conifer.
Large, red bolete growing under conifers (Bishop pine, Doug fir, maybe some hemlock around). Very slow and mild staining reaction.