Summer is seaweed season on the Salish Sea. Say that five times fast.
Deep forest is never far from the water, here. My daughter and I poked around on a trail we don’t usually go down, and found this fine fungus growing over a tree stump. I think it’s a Inonotus dryadeus, affectionately known as butt-rot fungus *gigglesnort*. It usually grows on oak trees, but I’ll bet dollars to doughnuts that stump was something else. There aren’t any oak trees around here.