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.
2 needles, moderately closed cone, bark gray with large jagged chunks.
Growing next to red huckleberry, both emerging from a tree stump. We saw tons of huckleberry growing out of tree stumps. Presumably from bird poop?