I wouldn’t even go so far as to call myself an amateur photographer, but the occasional trek into the woods warrants documentation. Here are some interesting things I encountered, and their significance:
This is some sort of fungus thing that looks pretty cool. “Fungus” is probably completely wrong, but I haven’t had to worry about anything but animal biology for a couple of years, and I don’t miss knowing possible names for this crap.
I came across this nice little stream and had to take several pictures of it. It was swimming with mosquito larvae though.
And finally, a nice shot of some of the lower trees and shrubs, and a quite conspicuous red tree. You’ve got to tip your cap to something with such a clear evolutionary edge over the competition – gaudiness is the mechanism for natural selection.