This moss only grows on the scat or animal remains. I'm guessing mountain lion or bear here, due to the abundance of cougar and bear scat I have seen up here over the years.
This moss is hard to find and yet there was a lot of it in this area. There are only three official sightings of Tetraplodon mnioides in Washington state and none of them are in Mason County.
This was on the grade of an abandoned logging road at 2,500 feet in the Olympic Mountains.
beautiful yellow crustose lichen at about 3,500 feet on a partly shady ridge.
Maybe these are the same as the white ones. At 4,500 feet on a dry exposed summit in the Olympic Mountains.
At 4,500 feet on a dry exposed summit
Lovely crustose lichens at about 3,500 feet.
Maybe I got the latin name right this time.. :)
White flowers at 4,500 feet on a dry exposed summit