On Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis)
Speculative I.D: Kindbergia praelonga
Loc. on Douglas Fir tree, ~4 ft from base of tree on SE side of trail
Sunny & warm
Past 24 hours sunny low 90's overnight high 60's.
Mixed age conifer forest
mid story Alnus rubra, shrub Gaultheria shallon, Mahonia nervosa,
Growing ~1.5m off ground on NW facing side of old growth Pseudotsuga menziesii ~ 1m on SE side of trail.
Plant associations: other mosses and Cladonia spp. lichen
growing in full shade
-Plant: Dipination, light green extensions
-Route: From US Highway 101 turn west onto the Skokomish Valley Road (6 miles north of Shelton and 7 miles south of Hoodsport). Drive west on the Skokomish Valley Road from the George Adams State Fish Hatchery for about 5 miles to FS Road 23. Turn right onto FS 23 and drive 9.0 miles to FS Road 2353. Turn right onto FS 2353 and drive approximately ¾ mile to the South Fork Skokomish River Bridge. Turn left after the bridge, the parking area for the trail head will be on your left about .2 miles down South Fork Skokomish Trailhead.
-Weather: Sunny, clear skies, about 24 degrees C
-General Veg: Canopy was dominated by Pseudotsuga menziesii and Tsuga heterophylla while the ground was dominated by Galtheria shallon and Manhonia aquifolium