Tasty and/or deadly?
Right along Pine Flat Road, stayed still long enough, but wasn't close enough for my camera.
Along Pine Flat Road as I walked back from Rob Roy Flat. Like many of the oaks I saw today, these were loaded with acorns. The cap is really distinctive on these.
The bays were also full of fruit. Some were growing in triplet. I've noticed this elsewhere in the county. Of course these trees I'm looking at tend to be on the margins (along trails) so they receive more light.
Lt gry completely flat crust, cracked throughout like dried mud. Black spots = fruiting bodies?
Five-petaled pale pink flowers with darker pink lines on each petal radiating from the middle. Quite pretty. Single stalk, almost a brown-maroon color, not green. No distinguishable leaves; just what appeared to be buds. Growing in full sun in serpentine soil amongst hayfield tarweed and yellow star thistle.
Orange crust on series of rocks shaded under a larger boulder. Appears dusty as opposed to comprised of nodules. Color is yel-org as opposed to red-orange
Definitely lemon yellow, contrasted with the deep orange lichen (in the lower right of photo as contrast) made up of textured nodules but to the naked eye lies flat on the boulder it's growing on.
Round and flat, growing on vertical rock surface. On close look, "circle" is compromised of lt brown dots on a drk blackish background that shows best at the dark margin
As I was photographing the lichens, there was buzzing in my ears from the flies that were around. Then I noticed them landing repeatedly on the crust lichens over and over. I wondered why that might be.
Nearly perfectly flat growing on the shadier half of a boulder. Gryish drk brown in center. What stands out is the distinct lighter chocolate brown color only on ruffled edge of margin (newer growth?)