I mentioned yesterday that Fern and I did not see the many mushrooms we were hoping for on our walk around Thetis Lake. However, we did see the small fungi pictured above and it was a first for both of us. I've put a question mark after the title of this post because my identification of this as a Comb Hericium (Hericium ramosum) is very tentative. Many photos of this fungi are of much more vigorous growths, but I suspect this may be a young one.
Situated on the far west coast of Canada, on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria is the capital city of the Province of British Columbia. Its benign climate (the warmest winters in Canada) and placid lifestyle make it a favorite retirement location as well as a popular tourist destination. About 400,000 people live in Victoria and adjacent communities. Click the photos to see them larger!