Ready to bloom
Growing on exposed soil cut along on the path
Growing amongst moss on a stone. Looks like a form of ruffle lichen.
Beautiful bent tree, upper Pool Ridge Trail
At the base of a Doug Fir. Can't remember What makes these?
Jagged notched margins as opposed to curled under like I was used to seeing. Older leaves unfurl like this - younger curled under
Fallen log over semi-dry creekbed. Margins were curled under. Younger ones were tinged medium purple but as they aged they lost the color and became tan/gold.
Underneath the Doug Fir they had a den/nest- four adults ran out of it. As I stood there each one kept coming back and running back up to me, getting close, looking at me, then taking off. They were acting crazy going in loops and spinning around. I assumed they were trying to "draw" me away from their secret spot under the tree. I followed up the path and three of them stayed ahead of me, doing the same. Finally they simultaneously went up different trees. From there they chirped loudly, looking down at me. Two of them peered down and stamped their feet rapidly, making a loud clicking noise against the trees. They sure told me off! Then they made some impressive leaps to other trees and disappeared back down the way they came.
Under tanoak, not redwood. Surprising to see; so dry
Native species of plantain