Growth: Large group 40-50
Conifer and maple
Two squirrels in this area.
Growing on wood chips
Growth: large clusters
White veil remnants on cap
Orange-red bruising on stem
Found growing along high traffic area with woodchipped landscaping under low lying plants including creeping buttercup.
Found this guy while hunting for fungi in the arboretum in Seattle.
Female hanging out on a snag next to the side pond at union bay natural area.
Juvenile, hanging out by the path. A terrible picture but I did my best. Had distinct white eye rings and white outer tail feathers. Light brown tum with a bib of markings.
Plant with blue flowers.
Flowers growing beside a trail.
A plant with white berries.
Seen at the edge of a trail in a wetlands.
A magenta colored flowering plant.
Found these in numerous locations along an alleyway usually rooted in a rocky edge. They seem to be spreading. Often see butterflies and bees feeding on them.
Really cool talk by Scott Hodges at UCSB gets into how Aquilegia are surprisingly similar at the genetic level while still maintaining species differentiation out in wild populations.
Stropharia aeruginosa, Seattle, Washington
Stropharia ambigua, Seattle, Washington
Large spider on the ceiling inside my house. (about an inch wide) When I came back it was gone, so.. its still here somewhere in the house.
Hope this photo is enough to ID it.
A small yellow-orange butterfly is on the Red Valerian (Centranthus ruber).