Found several young under one board, along with a Sierran Chorus Frog who quickly ducked into a hole.
This was growing very close to some coast live oak but not underneath. I didn't have much time to dilly dally along the trail so my observations for the day were lacking. I didn't think to bruise the fungus to see a color change.
with Double-crested Cormorants and American Coot
with Canada Goose
On a yarrow plant.
A young lizard appearing in an hibernation state in the woodpile.
It was about 4 inches long and moving slowly.
Very large beetle.
The observation is in regards to the purplish growth.
As I was sorting through the wood pile I came across this "Lovely" creature. Luckily I had gloves on.
It played 'possum and I flipped it over with a stick to see the details of its belly.