White mushroom, stipe thick, hollow, fibrous, slight sweet/anise smell. Growing near ditch of gravel mountain road nearby smaller puffball mushrooms. Douglas fir forest
Western swordfern, Polystichum munitum - 031
Northern lady fern, Athyrium filix-femina - 030 and 040
Western red cedar, Thuja plicata - 041
Vanilla leaf, Achlys triphylla - 034
Poor Salamanders, with no snow in the Olympics there is no spring melt and their bog is drying out. These eggs were left high and dry.
I'm sure these are Ambystoma gracile. There were some tadpoles with legs in what is left of the water. I put about two liters of river water back into the hole, but not knowing if intervention would help or hurt I was afraid to do more than that. These eggs looked like there were no embryos in them but the week before they were very much alive.
The second picture was taken two weeks earlier and shows the same egg with water. I did scoot some of the eggs down to the water.