I got up round 7:30 and was out the door around 8 o’clock to go to the American River Bend Park. It was super-foggy outside; you could only see about 20 feet.
I wasn’t looking for anything in particular at the park; just walking and taking pictures. I got the usual suspects: mushrooms and other fungi, Starlings, Acorn Woodpeckers and other birds… I got to see a pair of hawks chasing each other through the trees. One sat still long enough for me to get a few photos of her. The find of the day, though, was a slime mold I’d never seen before: Carnival Candy Slime Mold (Arcyria denudate)! It was going into its spore stage and was very fragile. I had to be careful not to get the camera lens too close to it, but I still got a few good shots. Fun! It takes so little to make me happy.
I walked for almost 3½ hours before heading back home.