Also called Dark-eyed Junco.
This is the female.
This is the male.
Also called Toothed Crust fungus. Radiating crust fungus with toothlike pores. Grows on dead wood. Edges are whitish, and become dirty yellowish toward the center.
Orange to dark pink crust fungus. Grows on dead logs. The wrinkled surface radiates outward from a central point.
Hypoxylon Canker of Oak
Orange Mock Oyster This fungus enjoys cold weather, often fruiting on wet logs when temperatures rise above freezing. Fuzzy orange cap with orange gills, growing on dead logs.
Very small, bright yellow discs and cups growing gregariously on rotting logs.
Brown fungi, more or less disc-shaped. It is firmly fixed to the wood on which it grows. The surface of the fungus is moist, and prefers to grow on moist, rotting wood. This is also called Copper Penny fungus, though they're usually bigger than pennies.
Rosy red cap fading toward margin. Pinkish stem, white gills with pink tinge. Growing on ground under conifers.
Brown bolete with dull pinkish/whitish pores, and brown reticulation on the yellowish-brown stem. Growing under white pine. I considered this to be T. felleus until I tasted it. It was not nearly as bitter as T. felleus, with light to medium bitterness developing over several seconds, instead of immediately strong as in T. felleus.
Cluster of fungi growing on wood. Orange caps, cream colored gills, and a brown, fuzzy lower stem.
Moist, leafy-looking clump of brown fungi, growing on beech branches or debris. The fungus grows on the excrement of the wooly aphids living on the branches of beech. It matures into a sooty black mold.
Small, dark reddish, naked-looking caterpillar with bright white spots.
I'm not even sure it's a caterpillar. I've never seen something like this.
Orange to red cap with cream to pale yellowish fibrous scales. Gills turn black as spores mature. Stem is smooth above the ring, and scaly below.
Dull yellow caterpillar with longer tufts of black or white hairs at the front and back.
Tiny, bright yellow cups that grow in great numbers on damp logs. The color usually catches the eye. It's easier to see the individual fruiting bodies with a hand lens.
Small buff to brown puffballs, growing on wood. The center begins pure white, like tofu, then becomes creamy, then dark gray with matured spores.
Weird-looking, even for fungi. More or less circular, shiny to dull black dome with an irregular ridge around the outside. The hard black dome is dotted with spore bearing tissue. It grows on dead wood.
Brown Praying Mantis with green underneath its wings. Unlike most insects, it can swivel its head to look in your direction. Cool!
Dark brown skipper with white spots and orange shading on its wings.
Small brown butterfly with a few tiny white spots on its upper wings. There were many of these feeding on the fragrant purple flowers of a woody bush, square stems, maybe in the mint family? See third photo.
Yellow butterfly (moth?) with brown spots on all wings. Found on grass near a pond, mating, I think. See second photo.
(If it was a banana, it'd be perfectly ripe.)