Shrubs, leathery leaves, entire leave margines, raceme flower, creamy white colored.
Yet another duck that might be hard to see thanks to my terrible phone camera.
Found in the back yard of a friends house.
Ground was wet, growing in open field in grass.
This little red mushroom was about 1 inch long. It has a dark-purple spore print and was found in a heavily brushed area off of the trail. They aren't very common during the spring time; they're more common during the fall.
This charcoal gray fungus was about 1-2 inches tall. If you gently squeeze the cap, the gills smell like bleach.
This dark coal like bumps on the log is a hypoxylon. This white rot fungi grows annually.
This is the vegetative part of the fungus. If left in the ideal environment, a fruiting structure could appear.
Sterium is a wood rotting fungus. It doesn't have pores underneath the bracket like turkey tail. It's a vibrant orange color.
This mushroom was planar and found in a grassy lawn. The stem is firm enough to be snapped. The spore print is a dark brown.
This brown rot fungus was found growing out of a fallen conifer log. Its quite hard but the gills are very prominent.
This white rote fungus was found on a fallen log. They are quite tough and survive off of the wood material. They will always grow with their pores facing the ground. You can use them to make medicinal tea.
The twist in the alder tree is due to gnat larvae.
This is a male cinnamon teal swimming. Cinnamon teals, like mallards, are sexual dimorphic. The males have this rich orange color and females are brown. They are about 3/4 the size of mallards.