Paul Cooper took these great photos of a banded garden spider, Argiope trifasciata. Murphys California, 16 October 2017.
This purple mushroom is probably a type of purple cortinarius. Found in Hathaway Pines, Calaveras County, California. Paul Cooper. 4 January 2017. Thanks to Charles Robertson for the ID.
A leaf-footed bug. Photo by Paul Cooper, Murphys California, 5 December 2016.
Paul Cooper took these photos of Amanita muscaria, aka the Fly Amanita, in coastal Oregon. 25 November 2016.
10 November 2016, in Murphys, a week after heavy rains. Photos by Paul Cooper.