Valley of Fire, Nevada
I think this is a fungus, but it its a slime mold I'd be thrilled.
These look like they're melting off now that this tree has fallen. Are they reorganizing to change orientation?
Tiny - about 2 mm.
Found under an old log where it had clearly made some big tunnels.
I think this might be the tallest I've ever seen (or close!). It was waist high! Took a jack in the pulpit selfie for scale. Also had some leaves that got stuck and didn't unfurl.
This one was on bedstraw (Gallium?).
Hard, brown, and porous.
Look at that ovipositor!
First fruits are just getting ripe!
Scurried away before I could get a pic.
Frog on the billy goat trail
I saw this bird on the billy goat trail. Any ideas what it is?
Male and Female ducks in the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool.