Habitat: Floodplain near Raccoon Creek.
Tiny coral fungus that grows in the algae on decaying logs.
New leaves unfurling.
Brownish yellowish horsetails, about 6-10 inches tall.
In the second photo, the tiny prickles that give it its name are visible. Also called Cleavers.
Each of these plants had one larger "branch" and one smaller, with the spots on the leaves.
About 2.5 cm long
There was a patch of these plants in a moist area along a creek. I thought they were ramps, but there was no garlic/onion smell.
This daffodil was blooming under a bush near a creek in a game lands meadow.
The first sighting of this spring ephemeral for 2015.
Dark brown to blackish crowded jelly blobs. It breaks down dead wood.
Early Spring growth, soon after the snow has melted.
Early Spring growth, just after the snow has melted.