Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Butterflies, Mushrooms and Fungi - A Full Day
Joe left us to care for Lady Massasuaga and our group continued to explore Jennings Prairie.
As the day progressed and the sun beat down from directly above, we decided to take one of the trails through the woods. The mushrooms and fungi were amazing! I was surprised to see the wide variey we found on the edge of the path. I know nothing about mycology so I'm not able to identify the different spieces. Oh! There is SO much to learn! Anyway, I still want to share a few of the photos.
There were fungi on trees...
mushrooms and fungi of a variety of shapes and colors...
and, there was even a fungus growing on another fungus.
My favorite mushroom was pale orange and pink. It looked like it should be drawn in a children's book as the home of a woodland fairy.
I obviously need to buy a field guide to mushrooms and fungi. Any suggestions?