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
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.
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.
These moss are about 3 cm tall with shiny transparent leaves. Sporophyte is about 3 cm growing out of the tip with a very small capsule. Growing on fallen rotting trees. Forest is very mature with many layers of plant species. The trees are Thuja plicata (western red cedar) Tsuga heterophylla (western hemlock) and Acer macrophyllum )bigleaf maple).
Leafy, acrocarpus, dioecious moss to 3cm tall. Smooth, rhizoid-free stems and large oval leaves with prominent central costa.
Males have flower-like antheridial heads with rosettes of leaves just at their stem tips, and females have leaves continuous along their stems.
Common in coniferous forests on decomposing logs, soil-covered rock, and humus. From low to subalpine elevations.
Common name: Fan moss
Rhizomnium = rhizoid-bearing, as many species of this genus have rhizoid-bearing stems; glabrescens = smooth, as this species has smooth stems that do not bear rhizoids.