Weird, hairy purple fungus growing under a redwood log.
Emerged a bit too early. Hilltopping and fighting with a Red Admiral.
New genus for me. Tooth and hairs are pretty obvious, but unlike V. columbianus it has an almost closed umbilicus. Found under a rock in redwood forest. Pilsbry: http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.31822000620245;view=1up;seq=349
Eating poop. Not sure I've seen them doing this before.
Found alive defecating under bark near a campsite in redwood forest. Was hoping this was H. sequicola, but the sculpture is not papillate. The oblique bumps in the striations more close match the images of H. nickliniana in Pilsbry, and exactly match those in this observation by Jim.
Juvenile? About 1" long.
In the additional photos it is the larger, lighter one.
Body was darker than the usual sort, with a greenish cast. Tail had a lot of yellow. In the additional photos it is the smaller, darker one.