tip of an Araucaria araucana branch, Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA
brown cup fungus (species?), Suquamish, Washington, USA
Sea ???, Hidden Cove Park, Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA
Two adult hummingbirds, along with several fledglings! So exciting!
Growing in a second growth Douglas Fir forest. Oregon Grape, and Sword Fern also present.
Not a very healthy tree
In every empty lot. Along most edges. From the air. Is there anything else this could plausibly be?
-found in moss garden at the Bloedel Reserve
Substrate: humus soil
-oval shaped leaves
Artist conk mushroom i found and scratched at with a pair of extra small trimming scissors. ewok a narwhal and some morphic mountains. it bruises brown and is bright white til you touch it. can store fresh samples in fridge to prolong longevity of useable surface. when dry, bruising and spore dispersal stop and is not usable as an artistic surface draw your image fast so you don't lose your canvas.
-found on wet soil next to a small stream
-growing with several other plant species
Substrate: rock surface
Growth form: acrocarp
Life form: large mat
-mostly brown and red capsules on sporophyte
Walking along a roadside path, through grassy fields lead us to the start of a forested area known as the moss garden. 40-50 degrees Fahrenheit, wet with moderate rain. Along the way we encounter a variety of non natives, Garrya elliptica, Quercus virginiana and other ornamental trees and scrubs scattered among expanses of grass. Deeper into the moss garden we see Blechnum spicant neatly among the floor cover and stumps. Some genus of bryophytes we see are Dicranum, Polytricum, Kindbergia oregana, Dendrolasia, Porella navicularis. In this part of the reserve natives such as Thuja plicata and Pseudotsuga menziesii are present among other ornamental shrubs. About half way through the main area of the moss garden, where the moss covers what seems like everything. We spot a Conocephalum conicum patch within a few feet of a small stream. The pores which are large and visible make this plant easier to identify than others with less pronounced features. You can see the litter from dead Thuja plicata leaves which is growing above.
Time: 1200 hours
This beautiful liverwort was in a large patch near a beautiful stream under a wise Thuja plicata. There was also a Ganoderma applanatum mushroom nearby. I wonder why this species chose to grow under the red cedar? Is the red cedar providing it with some sort of protection? Crushed flesh very fragrant like some type of essential oil. Very thalloid in appearance. I see how it got the name 'snake liverwort' as it appears as a bunch of wriggling snakes from a distance.
In the Bloedel Nature Preserve, under a Cedar tree near running water.
I found this beautiful specimen in a depression between a log and a stump. It was thriving there and was growing in a great mat. The antheridia are present here in this photo. Although I have keyed it out to be Rhizomnium glabrescens, I am still not entirely sure.
Found in the Bloedel Reserve in Washington on Tuesday, January 24th, 2012. It was found in a very shaded area next to running water and a Cedar tree. Completely covering the ground around the Cedar and alongside a moss that looked like a species of Kindbergia.
Found in a moss garden in the Bloedel Reserve in Washinton at around 13:00 on Tuesday, January 24th, 2012. This organism was found growing on the ground in the open (no shade) with another moss: Polytrichum. Sporophytes present and about 3/4 inch long with a red seta.
Found in a moss garden in the Bloedel Reserve at around 13:00 on Tuesday, January 24th. Growing on the ground with other mosses, one of which was identified as a species of Rhizomnium. Found in the open; not in a very shady area.
Type of clover?
Very swollen from all the rain.
At the Bloedel Reserve in their moss garden on a very cold and wet day in January.