We took advantage of the unseasonably dry and warm weather Sunday and hiked at Carkeek Park.

The sheer number of buds forming on young tree and native plants moved the coming of spring from theoretical to reality.

Z decided to bring a laminated field guide so that he could keep track of anything he might find along the way.

Wolf?  Z t hinks yes, based on lengthy cross-referencing on shape and size.

Z did not bring his mushroom guide, so  this fungus remains a slightly creepy, yet delicately colored mystery.