Wild Mushrooms (do not eat)
Last year (2010), during elk season, the wild mushrooms were so thick everywhere..I started carring my camera around when I could and took photos of all the different types(at first my husband was not amused, but then he was pointing them out). I did run into some that looked really close to the morels.(to late in the fall for it to be them) But every time I didn't pack my camera, I would see them..
The one that is posted for the main photo, is really a baby conk..Artist conk? This was growing on the side of a tree that was laying across the trail. As I stooped to go under, I saw this amazing one driping with dew.
It was growing in a very dry area.
Bring extra batteries and make sure they are charged.
Stay out of stickers, stinging nettles, poisen Oak, and wasp and bee nest.
A real find in the early spring is a humming bird nest.
Have a good time.