The ditch had gotten too narrow with no place to walk. So we had to find a way up. This brought us back out to an open meadow next to the railroad tracks. We headed down along a fence to get back to the ditch.
The tracks were fenced off.
Heading back to the ditch, we came across this gully/canyon. It was forty feet deep! Watch your step!
In the recent rains, the waterfall must have been awesome!
Indeed an orange polypore shelf fungus was a beacon on the log. It might possibly be Tremetes cinnabarina. However since I did not collect it so this is not a certain ID.
Club fungus are like little orange flags.
Another great starry night Van Gogh knot!
Finally for today’s post, nails in a fallen tree that were part of a deer blind. I will finish up the Aug. 3rd outing tomorrow.
I found this 18 minute 2016 TED talk…
How trees talk to each other by Suzanne Simard
Kathy shared this with me from a FB NPSOT group (27 minutes)…
Black Swallowtail Life Cycle