These yellow Pluteus were present on most old logs. There were also many Pluteus cervinus (deer mushroom) to be found.
Laetiporus cincinnatus near the trail. I was the only one to take this path, so I was the only one to see this beauty.
This Coprinus looks like a wig.
Jelly Baby, Leotia lubrica
Geastrum saccatum, the Nested Earthstar.
Bisporella Citrina spore
Downy Rattlesnake-plantain Orchid, Goodyera
Leaves of the Downy Rattlesnake-plantain orchid.
Flower of the Downy Rattlesnake-plantain orchid. The leaf in the background is NOT part of the orchid.
Another view of the flower of the Downy Rattlesnake-plantain orchid.
Flower of the Downy Rattlesnake-plantain orchid. Note the "downy" hairs covering the flowers.
Extreme close-up of the flower of the Downy Rattlesnake-plantain orchid. Look again to spot the ant.
Bud Long harvests some of the big find of Sulpher Shelf
Examining our finds at the end of the Amana Trail. The Iowa river is about 50 feet below us and can be seen in the right side of this picture.
Artist Conk, End of the Trail