Update March 2013, I have looked at this again and have decided it is Plueridium subulatum without sporophyte.
I found what looks like the leafy male plants in the axils. I keyed this out from A in Madrono and ended up at Bruchia that was close enough to get me in the right neighborhood as my books have similar mosses on adjoining pages.
The final clincher was that the lower leaves are much shorter than the upper leaves. My BBS field guide is the only one that mentioned this.
This was in the same burn year 2009 that I found Plueridium with sporophytes in, so that makes sense as well.
I mounted the leaves 3 times now and the third time I cut them so they would lay flat and now I see that it does have a costa.. A very fat costa that takes up all of the leaf tip. That explains the three D look of the tip.
In the prairie in an area that was burned in 2009.
It has tiny stems about 5-6mm tall with tiny green leaves. The leaves are pointy.
Cells 10-40x5 um some possible alar cells were 60x10 um. The leaves were 1-2mm X .5-.10mm.
Some cells are rectangular 20x5 and some are linear 40x5. Cells near the margin are more rectangular. The entire margin is serrate from top to bottom and elimbate.
It looks like it is bearing lots of round blobs of multi-cellular gemma from the top surface of the leaves.
The slugs were chowing down on these Amanita fungi but they are poison for humans.
I think this is the pantherina species.
I did not know there were so many varieties of nettle. I'm not sure if I got the species right. They sure looked healthy and they were blowing in the wind on this rainy and windy spring day.
Spring oyster mushrooms free for the picking. They were growing on downed cottonwood branches. I was looking for verpas.
I'm not too good with my ID of vascular plants. But I think this is burdock and I'm guessing it's greater Burdock because it's so big..
I know this as english ivy but I don't know if I'm correct.
A weed growing the alley or a treasure to a florist? Or maybe even the wrong ID.
I think this is a plantian but what kind I'm not sure. I ate this once I think.
Douglas-fir seedling growing in the alley. It doesn't stand a chance here.
I could be way off on this ID but last week I found the Greater Periwinkle and this is smaller, not greater.. so this is my best guess.
We always called these rabbit onions but I know the official name of them is horse tails..
Pretty little daisy flowers in the Post Office park. A woman was changing her clothes in the park so I turned my back and took a picture of these daisies and left.
I saw these beetles doing their thing in front of God and everyone. Have they no shame? I guess not, they have not been "civilized".
This is a sticta Genus lichen black on top with with holes in the underside of the cortex.
It think the species is limbata but I'm not sure.
We found this growing in the ditch on the road that leads to the Upper South Fork Skokomish trail.
This was a surprise find!
From the 2011 burn at mima in sample 2-d-5 this is pretty stuff. It has a hyaline awn that is red at the base.
No sporophytes were observed. Ceratodon and a possible Homalothicium are in the same sample.
This stuff looks like an alpine tree or a moss but it is a vascular plant that grows on road cuts.
This black lichens with bright yellow soredia are so pretty when they are wet. They seem to grow up high in trees and I only find them when they have fallen onto the groun.
At about 1,500 feet this stuff starts to show up on the North Fork Skokomish trail.
This bald eagle was attacking this Canada Goose. I don't know if the eagle would have won. My driving up and stopping to take pictures seemed to have scared the eagle away. The mate of the goose that was attacked was honking at the eagle to try to stop the attack. I never knew an eagle would attack something so big!
The second blurry picture is of the eagle on the goose in the water.
Not sure of the exact species..
This stuff only seems to grow where there is Old-growth nearby, it must be rather threatened.
One of the few giants left that survived both logging and the Columbus day storm.
Rhizomnium moss growing on a log near maidenhair falls
Maiden Hair fern near Maidenhair falls.
Lots of pretty and tasty oxalis growing here. I only tasted one though.