Not sure what type of egret is endemic to this area.
Basking on the trail. I nearly decapitated it with my bike wheel. Slithered away as i photographed it. Not sure what species, this is just a guess.
They're everywhere out here.
3 of them, ran as I tried to get a photo.
Buff colored caps with darker center, planar-slightly depressed in the center. Universal veil remnants present, but easily removed. Spores white, gills free-adnexed.
Found in a salty marsh
Found under an oak tree
Found on a tree
Found growing under a pine tree
Mushrooms found under an oak tree
In grass/leaf litter - Lake Lag
Only one individual
Clustered, others of same species also within a few feet
Near tree in mulch
Complex chambered interior, irregular dark gray cap, and ridged stem with holes. In Mushrooms Demystified, this keys to Helvella lacunosa. Recent sources state that the oak-associated member of this species complex is Helvella dryophila, which has a dark pileus and light stipe when young (http://www.mycologia.org/content/105/5/1275.short).
Photographs show the fruiting body, whole and cut (transverse and longitudinal) to show chambered interior of stem.
Another color oddity - pale grey with light reddish on shoulders and head.
Red on top, dark on extremities. Lives in the hole in this photo. Thinking perhaps an odd color mutation, since we have all-black Eastern Grey Squirrels here...?