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.
Our favorite lepidopterist stalking the elusive Monarch butterfly.