Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Sam McDonald County Park

Peaceful and shady on a Sunday afternoon in early August. Some old-growth redwoods, impressive douglas firs, tanoaks suffering badly from SOD, exposed meadows atop the ridge.

I was pleased to find this cozy wood rat nest tucked into a hollow redwood... unusual to find the critters living in these groves, in my experience:

This artist's conk (Ganoderma applanatum) was lying on the ground, detached. I felt compelled to make an artistic statement:

You might easily walk right by the tiny, delicate California harebell (Asyneuma prenanthoides):

And yes, there were some nice lichens on the oak just outside the Sierra Club hiker's hut...

One more, why not?

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