mycelium on dead cedar stump with fully grown nurse tree.
Found just off the trail under a flat piece of woody debris.
Cap: 4-4.5 cm width, convex to plane, yellow, bruises dark brown, dull, dry, firm, faint striation
Gills: Adnate, broad, subdistant to close, entire margin, and yellow, soft
Stipe: 2-7 cm long, yellow, longitudinal fibril striation, equal in width throughout, flexuous, firm
Veil: None present
Sprote print: Orange-brown
Cap: 4.5cm x 2cm, dryly, comes off easily, campanulate to umbonate, dry, smooth, lightbrown, margin even to wavy
Gills: Adnate, mildly distante, pale tan color, and browns when dried
Stipe: 7.5 cm and 8 cm long, 1 mm thick, equality, smooth, stiff, and white
Veil: None present
I found this guy growing out of a tree. There was only one other specimen of its kind around.
I thought it would be a shame to collect it, so I left it alone. It was on the kiddie trail before the actual one that leads up the mountain to the radio tower.
I saw at least 2 osprey circling around the river and diving to catch fish. When they caught one, starlings and crows would chase the osprey. The osprey would circle higher and higher until it was a tiny dot in the sky, where I assume it would soar to its nest and feed its babies. I was surprised by how fast they were.
Bald eagle being chased by some crows on the cedar river trail
hummingbird i saw on the cedar river trail
adorable baby bunny on the cedar river trail, munching on foliage. let me get fairly close before hopping away. he was really small.
This fungus is quite interesting. It looks like a mix between a morel and witch's butter. I showed someone a picture, they couldn't identify it, but said it was quite poisonous.
This black substance was leaking from a Conifer at a curve in the trail. It was very mysterious. The black looks exactly like oil for a car.
This snail was located on the top of a small log next to the trail.
This fungus was discovered under a fallen conifer log. The mycelium was clearly seen on the underside of the log and this fungus was found on the side, creeping out from underneath.
This lichen i believe is nicknamed 'old man's beard'. I'm not completely sure.
I found this lichen, along with several other mosses and lichen, on a fallen conifer.
This tree was very difficult to identify. It has a VERY large trunk, about 4 feet across. It was also very tall, at least 3-4 stories tall. The leaves were very hard to see since they only sprouted at the top of the tree. I tried to magnify with my camera, but got some very blurry leaves. At the top, there was strange orange coloration on the bark. I tried to capture it in one of the photos. Amazing tree!
This was a medium sized woody plant near the trail. I have not seen one like it.
This small white forb was found in large amounts along the trail. Due to the amount of wildflowers along the trail, i'm guessing this and the other yellow petalled flower thrive in disturbed soil. Not sure about the id on this one.
This slug was found under a leaf by the trail. There were lots of slugs and snails on this daily observation.
This plant looked exactly like a raspberry. It was intriguing to find one growing randomly by the trail. However, this is a very popular trail and it seems likely that someone or something brought it here through some circumstance. Is it likely that it would just be wild?
This moss was found on a conifer stump. I know it's not a moss because of the fronds projecting from the main area, but I'm having trouble coming up with an id of it.
This bush looked very similar to the "forb" described in class yesterday during group-led tours. I assume it's a salmon/thimbleberry.
This forb was found along the trail in moderate occurrence. The western colt's foot was far more abundant, but of course, I don't know what this one is or if it's invasive. The flowers has rounded petals and also small round spiked orbs-i'm guessing this will turn into a flower. I made a sketch of the orb in my field notebook.
I have never seen a fern like this in Washington! Unfortunately it was the only one in the area. It's located next to a stream at the entrance of the park. I noticed other plants that may have been carried from a horticultural nursery down the highway. You never know what's native!
This was found on 'Wildnerness Creek Trail'. It reminds me of a sweet grass. There were small (2-3 cm) fronds at the end of each grass.