They sit still long enough for good macro shots when they are on ice.
Podetia structure. Green stalk with with black apothecia. Stiff, ridgid, protruding. Growing on rocks near camp road. Found at Brown Creek; Mason Co WA.
Growing on ground.
Height of specimen: 15cm
Crown diameter of Coral fungi: 10.5cm
Width of stem at base: 2cm
Dominant Species: Pseudotsuga menziesii, Tsuga heterophylla, Thuja Plicata, Acer circinatum, Polystichum munitum (Coniferous old growth forest)
There were several on the ground growing right next to each other.
Growing in old growth Douglas fir forest with mixed understory species of Acer macrophyllum, Tsuga heterophylla, Gaultheria shallon, and Mahonia nervosa. It was fairly abundant both hanging from branches and on the ground from falling.
I believe our long dry summer allowed this Ganoderma to reach monumental proportions. Last year at this same time and in the same place the Ganoderma were already rotten.
This cute little gal was hiding under a mushroom. She had a white belly.
Growing on a decayed log near the trail. It had no bruising color change and an "earthy with a hint of lemon" smell. It also had honeycomb like pores and a chalky taste.
I did not have my camera when I collected this specimen. The photograph is after drying.
Off the Lower S. Fork Skok trail, on a decayed log beneath a 4 ft diameter Doug Fir.
I did not have my camera when I collected this specimen. The photo was taken after it had been dehydrated.
Found on Douglas-Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) trees in the Olympic National Forest. I could see the lichen across a valley on the trees swaying in the wind. They can grow up to 3 meters long! Light green in color, fructicose pendulous thallus, with a central cord and numerous fibrils, they are indicators of clean air and are sensitive to pollution. A common name for this species is "Methuselahs Beard" or "Old Man's Beard".
Could these be Hypholoma?
Dried up but at least there was enough dew to make them pop.
Edible but I'm not about to eat it..
Oh no, it's the scourge of the woods..
A big one floating just under the surface pushing a hemlock cone a head of it's self as it nibbled on it.
It was growing on a blueberry bush not far from a creek on the edge of and old growth hemlock forest at about 2,000 feet in elevation.
On an old logging road this had nice sporophytes. Brown leaf tips, no serrations, sheating margins..
ID'ed with a microscope. I thought this was Anacolia but nope and whole new Genus for me.
This was at about 2,500 feet in a very moist area on an abandoned logging road.
beautiful yellow crustose lichen at about 3,500 feet on a partly shady ridge.
Maybe these are the same as the white ones. At 4,500 feet on a dry exposed summit in the Olympic Mountains.
At 4,500 feet on a dry exposed summit
Lovely crustose lichens at about 3,500 feet.
Maybe I got the latin name right this time.. :)
White flowers at 4,500 feet on a dry exposed summit
A late season trillium high in the mountains..
The first ripe ones I have seen this year.