Subspecies of Beach Pine adapted to acidic soils and hard pan on coastal terraces. Mature trees were 7 feet or less tall. Lower branches were without needle bundles.
Transitional pygmy coniferous forest - huckleberry
Transitional pygmy coniferous forest - salal
landed on tree to right 8ft high then walked down to the ground to forage in the duff climbed back up same tree and flew off
I don't know how to distinguish between ovata and parvidentata.
ID'd by kueda.
Probably not identifiable, but a cute little mushroom all the same.
I'm guessing this might be P. badius since the stalk seems entirely dark, but I don't know for sure. Anyone have any tips? I foolishly neglected to take a pic of the top of the cap, but you can see a bit of the marginal coloration in the upper left of this image.
SUPER viscid cap AND stem. Very weird mushroom. Seemed to be growing in soil, but there were tanoak, redwood, Doug fir, and pine around. Seems to lack the belts on the stem of C. collinitus, though who knows, it might be a similar cort.