Slug eating the Carpocephala.
A big Bird of prey swooped down from the deep woods and nearly went after my dog I think. It got really close to her, it was checking her out for sure. If my dog was a chihuahua I think she would have been a hawks lunch. I wondered if the Hawk was going to attack me as it checked me out too. Maybe it was nesting in the deep woods?? It flew away before I could get a good picture of it, then it sat on a branch and watched us for few seconds before it left. I was deep in old growth hemlock, never seen a hawk in that habitat before.. here are two really bad pictures of it. I guess the hawk saw the movement and thought mouse only to swoop down and see a dog??? Someone suggested northern goshawk
Grouped sulphur tuft found along a trail. Yellow-orange convex cap with lighter yellow margin. Greenish gills on hymenium. Bright yellow stipe with rusty brown scales at base. Mild smell, but extremely bitter taste.
These mature Boletus zelleri were found during a drizzely day at Staircase, WA. They are mature and the yellow pores are becoming darker blue due to bruising. It was found among old growth conifers, hemlocks, and hardwoods. The stem is red/ fibrous/ stuffed.
L. laccata was found growing in gravel and for needles with trailing blackberry and strawberry. This was on the edge of the gravel road in Lebar Horse Camp in the Olympic National Forest. Identified by macroscopic features.
Growing on the trunk of a small Western Hemlock, in Hemlock dominated forest. Scattered all over the ground in the surrounding area.
Puffball growing in a cluster. creamy white/brown coloring. Located in old growth forest. Spores are powdery brown.
The stem is thick and red in color. Leaves are light green and branching at each node. The sporophyte is rising from the side of the stem but more toward the top. Capsules are beaked. Growing on duff and fallen rotting logs.Hummus rich soils, Tsuga heterophylla (western hemlock) and Thuja plicata (western red cedar) are the dominant tree species. The stem is thick and red in color. Leaves are light green and branching at each node. The sporophyte is rising from the side of the stem but more toward the top. Capsules are beaked. Growing on duff and fallen rotting logs.