Deer mouse in our campsite, it fell into my mouse trap.
Dancing songbirds in the river.
On the rez, so not allowed to pick it.
On the road one adult and 5 babes..
I think the name was changed to G. turbinata?
On a moss covered rock near the water, seepy area.
Red Hot Tamales growing on a plant.
Saw this on the PCT and don't know what it is..
I'm not really sure what I'm looking at here. It's a tripartate lichen but it has huge black spots that look to be cyano-bacteria, maybe the cyano-bacteria escaped but it looks lke they are living in strange giant cephalodia. Or pehaps these are simply apothecia. The orange under the edges screams of peltigera and it's apothecia but I've never seen peltigera where the apothecia lined the entire under surface rather than stick up in lobes. I'll have to try to look up this lichen I think it's one I've never seen before. I saw this in the Jefferson wilderness at about 4,000 feet in elevation.
It looks a like a large Peltigera Venosa but with an orange under surface..
In an avalanche chute below dry mountain.
Eating osoberries in a small flock
On an ornamental shrub.
Not far from a peat bog. This moss feels like spiky little pine trees, much more so than Polytrichum. I had to get a closer look.. I keyed it out in the Norris / Shevock Polytrichum key. It feels like some sort of strange hybrid between Polytrichum and Atrichum, it even looked like it had geminate teeth but on closer inspection it turned out that lammlea have teeth too.. I was able to key it out by running it through the Atrichum key in Norris / Shevock but not be running it straight through the key, I had to jump around a lot but I got there in the end.
In a peat bog.. it's the red patch
Eggs.... frogs were hopping everywhere..
These taste okay when ripe, but they are not the best tasting ones..
In a peat bog.. so hard to ID this stuff.. I can't do a branch leaf cross section!
at the headwaters of Church Creek.
S1 species in Washington.. lots of in in this half mile of torn up road. I wonder how much was destroyed when the road was destroyed? But with no traffic on the road it should do well here for now..
Not sure if I got the spot right on the map.. this was in a peat bog at the headwaters of Church Creek
In the mountains on the side of a destroyed logging road.
Growing on rock, no soredia about the same color as L. pulmonaria when wet. 3,200 feet, old growth hemlock ridge.
It was very dry and I poured water on it to get the green stripe.