This small, iridescent green / black / purple beetle was sitting on an arroyo willow leaf.
This bush stands about 6 feet tall and has red stems.
My first thought was that it was a teasel flower that was dead from last season. I have never seen an Echinacea flower's dead head but I am actually thinking this looks more something like that then a teasel
I am actually not sure what this is, I put ribes because the plant was growing in a way that currants do
This might have been an escaped cultivated one because I saw they have pots of these for sale but this one was all alone in the flower garden
This was growing under valley oak leaves
Was growing in a ring on the ground under some valley oak duff.
It was growing In a nook beside a stone in a garden. It was partially burried in valley oak leaves
I am pretty sure it is an escaped cultivated one because it was right beside the school's green house.
My neighbors pasture is filled with beautiful mustard
Seen growing in garden leaf litter on the lower northern flank of Snake Mountain. The sunken rimmed cap has a diameter of nine cm. The common name of this taxon is wine-cap stropharia. Veil marking is evident.
Seen in a ruderal area on the western lower flank of Snake Mountain. These two specimens were growing on the ground on a substrate dominated by Douglas fir needles. Cap is flattish with a diameter of about five cm, and the stalk length is around nine cm long.
This gilled mushroom was growing on leaf litter, predominated by Douglas fir needle fall. The microhabitat was a ruderal area of a vacant lot on the lower western flank of Snake Mountain. The cap measures about four cm in diameter for this specimen. The specimen lacks a veil, and its stalk is slightly enlarged near the gills.
This specimen consists of two proximate mushrooms of the same taxon. It was observed in a vacant lot in ruderal condition on the lower flanks of Snake Mountain. These specimens were growing from the leaf litter that consisted of Douglas fir and Black oak (Q. kelloggii) droppings. The red-brown caps were cracked and crazed, dry to the touch, and the larger measures about seven cm in cap diameter. The stalk was longitudinally striated, the larger mushroom here having a stalk of six cm in length. The stalk uppermost is a pronounced yellow, followed by a red band, then brown striations for the majority of the stalk.
Seen growing on an old fencepost in a vacant lot on Snake Mountain. The lichen has a dust-like appearance with very fine grains, difficult to resolve with my camera in the ambient light.
This unusual fungus was seen in a shady ruderal area on Snake Mountain. The specimen was found beneath Douglas fir trees in a moderately heavy leaf litter of Douglas fir needles. This appears to be a large stinkhorn. The cap measures about 14 cm in diameter, and the texture is a hard rubbery substance, likely in its desiccated form as found.