Meanwhile, the very last fall blooms were still hanging in there - wrinkle-leaved goldenrod and an aster. These are both groups I've paid little attention to and are almost certainly under-represented in my survey. Next year!
Fall is a great time for fungi, and I saw a bunch of real handsome ones, thought I'm don't know enough to ID most of them:
I was trying to catch species I knew I'd missed in my survey thus far, which included both downy and checkered rattlesnake plantain - orchids!
I also found both flat-branched (left) and prickly (right) tree-clubmosses:
Note: this post was written long after the fact on Feb 26, 2023, but I've backdated it to October 30, 2022 which was the day of the visit so as to preserve the flow of the blog posts.