Field Journal: 04 October 2018

Artist's Conk (our local species is Ganoderma brownii) on a fallen Peppernut trunk. This fungus gets their name from their porous white surface, which can be scratched away with a stick or knife to reveal the dark brown surface beneath... so. This fungus is still living and growing, and so the "art" will soon be obscured by new growth.
Redwood Sideband Snail (Monadenia infumata) hiding from me. Before I bothered this snail, they were feasting on lichens growing on this twig. Found near same location as Monadenia noted on 02 October 2018.
Wolf's Milk Slime Mold (Lycogala epidendrum) growing on a Peppernut log. I find this species often in the rainy months throughout Roy's Redwoods.
Crescent-Cup Liverwort (Lunularia cruciata) showing fresh growth. Found these in an ephemeral (seasonal) creek bed in the Alluvial Flat.

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