The Riparian Zone

A rainy night and morning

After the rain stopped (mostly), we walked a trail next to Spencer creek which borders the campground and winds back into the forest.  This riparian zone was dark, misty, drippy, and damp; in other words, perfect habitat for ferns, moss, mushrooms, and newts.

Another cool octopus tree

Spencer Creek
Moss and ferns will grow on YOU if you stop too long!

We saw dozens of these little guys!

Necklace of mushrooms

Love these little guys - like coral, I forget what they're called - maybe 'fairy fingers'?

I like that you can see the veil under the cap.

Shafts of sun make it through the canopy of trees to light up the ferns

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