Thursday, September 10, 2009

Change of season

From Issaquah, some signs of fall.

Licorice fern emerging from a moss mat on a big-leaf maple tree. Like many epiphytes hereabouts, licorice fern's growing season is in the cool, wet part of the year.

Chinook salmon in Issaquah creek.

Thelephora palmata, or "fetid false coral." Fred Rhoades tells me that this smells pungently of some kind of combination of garlic and burning rubber. Shamefully, I didn't notice.

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