Author: Microcosmic Observations

microcosmicobservations: Gills of the viscid v…

microcosmicobservations:

Gills of the viscid violet cort (Cortinarius iodes). Note the webby partial veil.

7/15 at New River Gorge, WV

microcosmicobservations: Coltricia cinnamomea …

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Coltricia cinnamomea

Lovely mushroom with a velvety cap!

7/15 at New River Gorge, WV

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Thank you for your patience during this little hiatus. I have been in existing in the transitory space between one chapter and the next, so it’s been difficult to find the focus to queue up photos.

The day after tomorrow I am moving across the country again, this time to Utah to do graduate research on lichen. I am excited and nervous. I’m planning to integrate the education and outreach provided on my blog and Youtube channel into my research, so you will likely see an evolution in the near future.

Take care, and I hope everyone is seeing some amazing organisms out there!

This summer has been excruciatingly bad for mu…

This summer has been excruciatingly bad for mushrooms, so of course the one day I go on a hike without my camera I saw more mushrooms than I have the entire rest of the summer.

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My 11 year old niece has started trolling me by calling slime molds fungi.

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My heart drew me higher and higher, taking care not to disturb the communities growing on the rocks, while pointedly ignoring my brain that was telling me not to climb around alone when the leaf litter was so slippery. But my heart does what it will. And my heart sought out the lichens, mosses, and ferns of the bluffs.

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Dont do that

That’s what my loved ones say to me too, and why I had to compromise to at least share my location with them when I go out on hikes

One short hike of lichen diversity in the Kewe…

One short hike of lichen diversity in the Keweenaw Peninsula AKA why it is going to take me a while to sort through these photos and identify things!

How many lichen species can you count on these…

How many lichen species can you count on these branches? (Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan)

I am overwhelmed by all the lichen pictures I …

I am overwhelmed by all the lichen pictures I have to go through and edit from my trip. (I left this one full size for you to check out all of the species! How many can you count?)

Trillium flexipes – 5/18 at Baxter’s Hollow F…

Trillium flexipes – 5/18 at Baxter’s Hollow

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