EBPARK's helicopter kept buzzing over head for a while we walked, but save the helicopter that was the only human(s) we ever saw on our hike. A permit is required, but the Rocky Ridge trail in the Upper San Leandro Reservoir is definitely worth checking out.
This was growing very close to some coast live oak but not underneath. I didn't have much time to dilly dally along the trail so my observations for the day were lacking. I didn't think to bruise the fungus to see a color change.
Growing underneath a coast live oak within pretty thick duff material.
The observation is in regards to the purplish growth.
Are these honey mushrooms?
There was a TON of poop outside this cavity at the base of an oak.
Growing on a fallen coast live oak limb.
growing on dead log from fallen oak