Just learned from mycologist Bill Petty (who knows his ways around moths and butterflies, too) that my “moth” is actually a Junonia coenia, otherwise known as a Common Buckeye butterfly. For more info on this sweet critter, click here for the link Bill gave me. Thanks, Bill!
Bill also identified that first mushroom on the mushroom post as an Amanita muscaria var. persicina. Bill says to properly identify the others, I need to provide photos of their underbelly, so I guess it’s back to the woods this afternoon. Oh, the things I do for “science.”