7/17 at Umstead State Park, North Carolina Yo…

7/17 at Umstead State Park, North Carolina

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lwhittie: Amanita muscaria   Holbein acrylic g…

lwhittie:

Amanita muscaria 

 Holbein acrylic gouache on illustration board

microcosmicobservations: Freckle pelt lichen (…

microcosmicobservations:

Freckle pelt lichen (Peltigera aphthosa) among bryophytes

8-14 on Keweenaw Peninsula

This was the only time I’ve seen this beautiful lichen, and I still remember exactly where I found it on Copper Harbor. I think I am going to take advantage of my temporary move back to WI to plan a trip back to Copper Harbor because it was absolutely brimming with lichen diversity.

I’ve been to many spectacular places, but I still feel like Michigan’s upper peninsula is a hidden gem.

Mycena haematopus – 7/17 at Umstead State Park…

Mycena haematopus – 7/17 at Umstead State Park, North Carolina

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Amanita jacksonii – 7/17 at Umstead State Park…

Amanita jacksonii – 7/17 at Umstead State Park, North Carolina

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In the space between fall and winter, inspect …

In the space between fall and winter, inspect seed capsules and the way desiccated leaves look in the slanted light.

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This American toad sits in this hole to judge …

This American toad sits in this hole to judge passersby. If you get to close it will disappear into the void of the hole. 7/17 at Umstead State Park, North Carolina

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I’m going on a mushroom hunting trip soon and I’ll be driving up the 101 freeway (from Los Angeles to the Bay Area). Does anyone have any sight-seeing recommendations along the way?