Moist Evergreen Forest

The area in which the following observations were made is borderline between a Redwood Forest and a Moist Evergreen Forest. However, I think the observations are representative of a wet forest environment.
Coast Redwood--the leaves of the Coast Redwood are not adapted for a dry environment, rather they are long and broad to absorb water in a foggy, moist climate.
Western Tent Caterpillar--this caterpillar is a bit more difficult to explain as being representative of a moist evergreen forest. However, it does rely on trees as its natural habitat.
Artist's Bracket--This fungus relies on moist wood in order to grow. Thus, it is a prime example of an organism which thrives on year-round moisture.
Lady Fern--ferns tend to do well in moist environments, and the Lady Fern's leaflets cover quite a large area to absorb moisture.
Scarlet Waxy Cap--this is a surreal looking mushroom, being almost neon red. It seems to be feeding on the damp soil underneath the carpet of redwood leaves.

Posted by caj392 caj392, February 20, 2013 04:20

Observations

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Scarlet Waxy Cap (Hygrocybe coccinea)

Observer

caj392

Date

February 15, 2013 11:15 AM PST

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Turkey-Tail (Trametes versicolor)

Observer

caj392

Date

February 16, 2013 11:19 AM PST

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Common Bracken (Pteridium aquilinum)

Observer

caj392

Date

February 16, 2013 11:17 AM PST

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Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)

Observer

caj392

Date

February 16, 2013 11:28 AM PST

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Variable Checkerspot (Euphydryas chalcedona)

Observer

caj392

Date

February 16, 2013 11:27 AM PST

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