An eggshell. I know not what kind of bird. A small one, though.
A particularly luminous clump of young oyster mushrooms.
Oyster gills. Off-center stem, gills running down stem. Yes, I cut them off the tree—a girl’s got to eat!
When I got back to the car this leaf-footed bug was on the windshield.
~~~Note: these images were shot in September! Seed ticks aren't out yet!~~~
Seed ticks are really small, but you can see them…SO awful, so tiny, and often so many…once I looked down and thought there was a smear of mud on my jeans, but it was a solid swath of seed ticks, much worse than pictured here (and it was actually the second nest I'd crashed into, less than ten minutes after the first one--). I got the willies and aborted that hike. Miraculously, none got on me or bit me.
What a terrible way to end a blog post.