This was a rollercoaster weather week in Roy's Redwoods. Mornings were damp and chilly - mid-40°s F (7°C) around mid-morning - but the temperatures rose quickly with the sun. On Thursday, it was a foggy 45°F (7°C) when I walked into the forest at 09:33. By the time I walked out an hour and a half later, the sun had burned off the fog and raised air temperature to a sultry 68°F (20°C.) The two weather systems that came through didn't leave behind much moisture - half an inch and some change between the both of them at Roy's - but it was enough to wet the forest floor.
We're in a transition period between winter and spring, so bumpy weather is to be expected. It's a great time to drink in the colors of the redwood forest floor: iridescent and fluorescent slime molds, rain-plumped plants and lichens, brightly-colored millipedes and salamanders. This week, I'm letting the forest speak for themselves through the photos.
SALAMANDERS & REPTILE
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