Resting nearby a raging river just outside Lake Cushman, was this Western redcedar, or Thuja plicata, of the family Cupressaceae. Some defining characteristics of this native plant are scaley needles, small reproductive cones, and red fibrous bark.
This tree should not be confused with true cedars of the family Cedrus. The fall view of this evergreen tree shows it sits by neighboring firs and hemlocks. Lichens and moss cling to its bark, absorbing all of the moisture-rich air.
Singular specimen, immature, slimy orange cap, white stalk, growing from decayed Douglas fir log in old growth hemlock and douglas fir dominated forest.
Cluster of two gilled, orange specimens. Flesh slightly brittle, growing from living old growth Douglas fir trunk. Weak pleasant aroma.
Single, fleshy, immature specimen, dark purple cap and stalk. papery veil present.
On the road one adult and 5 babes..
I think the name was changed to G. turbinata?
On a moss covered rock near the water, seepy area.
Red Hot Tamales growing on a plant.
In an avalanche chute below dry mountain.
Not far from a peat bog. This moss feels like spiky little pine trees, much more so than Polytrichum. I had to get a closer look.. I keyed it out in the Norris / Shevock Polytrichum key. It feels like some sort of strange hybrid between Polytrichum and Atrichum, it even looked like it had geminate teeth but on closer inspection it turned out that lammlea have teeth too.. I was able to key it out by running it through the Atrichum key in Norris / Shevock but not be running it straight through the key, I had to jump around a lot but I got there in the end.
In a peat bog.. it's the red patch
Eggs.... frogs were hopping everywhere..
These taste okay when ripe, but they are not the best tasting ones..
In a peat bog.. so hard to ID this stuff.. I can't do a branch leaf cross section!
at the headwaters of Church Creek.
S1 species in Washington.. lots of in in this half mile of torn up road. I wonder how much was destroyed when the road was destroyed? But with no traffic on the road it should do well here for now..
Not sure if I got the spot right on the map.. this was in a peat bog at the headwaters of Church Creek
In the mountains on the side of a destroyed logging road.
Growing on a rock
Growing on a rock near the lake.