As I wander the Trail I always look to see what is flowering and, near one of the wooden walkways, I noticed that the Climbing Hempvine is starting to open up. It’s in the Aster or Daisy family and its flowers are all disk flowers just like Feay’s Palafox.
A Hog Plum had dropped it’s colorful fruit on the trail. I’m surprised that it hasn’t been gobbled up by an animal or bird.
The weather has been wet so fungi are appearing. I spotted this one near a tree root which crossed the Trail.
When I turned the mushroom over I saw the sponge layer of tubes which meant that it was some species of Boletes.
I broke off a little piece at the edge to give a little picture of the tubes where the spores are produced.
Further down the trail I came on an old mushroom that was covered with a cottony mold. Everything is the host of another organism.