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
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