Thursday, March 28, 2013

Umbrella Mushroom, Lichenomphalia umbellifera

While walking through the forest today, I found this small (about 1/2" across), non-poisonous mushroom growing on an old Doug Fir stump.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Red-Breasted Sapsucker, Sphyrapicus ruber

This sucker (pun intended) is drilling holes all over my Weeping Sequoia and in the photo, below, my Asian Pear.  Oh well, the trees don't seem to be suffering any ill effects.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Smooth Cladonia, Cladonia gracilis

Growing near the falls on Yacolt Creek in SW Washington, these lichen are thriving amongst moss and miscellaneous forest litter.  This picture is a composite of 6 different exposures that were stacked with Zerene Stacker software.