Snakeskin liverwort – 9/17 at Umstead State Park, North Carolina
The forest drew me in; the bluffs said “climb me,” and I did. The soft mosses called to my fingertips, the lichen beckoned. The pause, the gasp, before the eruption of spring.
Beautiful reticulate stem of a bolete – 9/17 at Hemlock Bluffs, North Carolina
Thank you all for your support and kind words! I went out for a hike on this balmy 37 degree F day to check out the lichen and moss communities in Baxter’s Hollow, and I was beaming the whole time. <3