Orange Jelly Fungi (May 30, 2009)
We received 10 inches of rain in May which has made the woods very damp---perfect for mushrooms. I found this orange jelly several times in the winter but never as vibrant as this. With the woods so green and dark from the clouds, the orange color really stood out.
Shelf Fungi (May 30, 2009)
This shelf mushroom which I cannot identify is probably the same one I see later in the summer but then it is beige color.
This closer view shows just how fresh the mushroom is. Wonder if it's edible?
Ovenbird (May 30, 2009)
On the same walk, I spotted an ovenbird who appeared to be trying to get me away from its nest. I looked for it--supposed to look like an oven on the ground. I gave up after a little while, seeing how upset she was. The photo is a little blurred--she was going quickly from branch to branch.
I appreciate any corrections on the identifications.