Perhaps a slime mold?
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.