The last time I observed this I was probably wrong. But now 9 months later I have a better idea of what I am doing.
I see this in the snow from time to time. I hope someone can tell me what they are. This one was at about 3,300 feet in a clear cut area with tiny hemlock saplings..
Growing up a cherry tree clinging to the bark.
I found the secret to viewing lobes and stuff with a dissecting scope is to light them from below.
Dorsal lobes have a single line of discolored cells on some of the leaves. I feel pretty good about this ID.
It was growing on a tree..
Growing on a rock on the side of a trail. Just where this lichen always seems to grow. Second growth douglas-fir forest
Yay! One year after being tested on this lichen I finally got to see one!
Small fast frog
I think it's a slime mold
She was playing dead in the middle of the trail. I moved her off the trial before my dog could step on her again.
So pretty and so slimy.
Hypholoma fasciculare, you know it's scary, It's got olive green gills and it will make you so ill, so listen up and be wary.
I believe our long dry summer allowed this Ganoderma to reach monumental proportions. Last year at this same time and in the same place the Ganoderma were already rotten.
This cute little gal was hiding under a mushroom. She had a white belly.
It only took 3 days from the first rain for these to come up.
Sphagnum I can ID with total confidence.
On the hill and in the smoke.
Collected be "SAE" in 1981 and ID'ed by me today. In the TESC herbarium.
It might be from Montana.