I never find edibles around the meadow but today I walked up into the oaks a little bit and amongst all the leaf litter this clump just gleamed at me. Growing on soil through thick black oak and live oak leaves, amongst soap root and broken branches. These were much firmer and taller than those I've collected out at the coast which I found to be thin and ribbony.
Lots of these bright orange beauties right along side the other Turkey Tails. Seem to be growing on dead and downed oak.
This looks like the right season/temps for fresh growth. Many, many all over trees and downed logs.
Very large trees in the woodlands above the meadow. Nothing's ever been built back there, no trails, roads or other disturbance.
Many small ones growing under large coastal live oaks.
Counted six of these on the edge of the meadow near Hobson's Creek's stream bank. Earlier in the year the neighbor picked one and left it for me but I'd never found the "spot" where he found it. When I'm up at the coast, I find these growing on the margins between meadows and woodlands/trees, these today were under a Douglas Fir amongst other mushrooms and they were HUGE!
Not like earlier in the year, I saw a few little inky caps starting to pop up again in the bay wood chips spread in the meadow. After the cold snap in the last few weeks they all but went away but last night it rained and it was a little warmer this morning.
Only one seen; it was very noisy and flew in, scaring the other birds from their spots in the meadow.
Saw five in the meadow in and around the apple tree. Only two of them were together. Otherwise they were solo. Stopped and listened to one's simple baseline chirp/call to get more familiar.
Counted 16 in the meadow on the ground and downed logs, all in a group, not very talkative but the telltale white flash of their tail feathers shown as they flitted around.
My neighbor pointed out FIVE huge woodrat houses in the meadow on the edge where all the brush was trampled down by the flood.
Grove of large sized single trunked trees, no leaves. They are right along the bank in the 15000 blk of River Road. (There are some even larger trees, huge, in the Sunset Beach Regional Park).
Under the redwood tree at the cul-de-sac and in the bay woodchips that have been there for a year plus, these mushrooms keep coming up month after month. Growth has definitely slowed when the temperature dropped after the first big storm. Growing on soil and woodchips, light pink thin gills becoming brown with age, universal veil, no volva, caps are dry, staining yellow with handling.
I saw three of them in a small area in a clearing with fruit trees alongside Hobson Creek. After losing over 20 of these in our meadow last year to Aspergialosis I was happy to see several flying around and apparently healthy.
Taken at Riverfront Regional Park
3 cm long with yellow wings.