Category: nature

Conopholis americana is a nonphotosynthesizing…

Conopholis americana is a nonphotosynthesizing plant that parasitizes plants (especially oaks and beeches) to get its nutrients.

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Polypodium virginianum – 6/18 at Baxter’s Holl…

Polypodium virginianum – 6/18 at Baxter’s Hollow, Wisconsin

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Mycena sp. (?) – 6/18 at Baxter’s Hollow, Wisc…

Mycena sp. (?) – 6/18 at Baxter’s Hollow, Wisconsin

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Xylaria sp. – 6/18 at Baxter’s Hollow, Wiscons…

Xylaria sp. – 6/18 at Baxter’s Hollow, Wisconsin

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Sarcoscypha occidentalis Facebook | YouTube |…

Sarcoscypha occidentalis

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Arcyria sp. slime mold Facebook | YouTube | S…

Arcyria sp. slime mold

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Ganoderma tsugae – 6/18 at Mirror Lake State P…

Ganoderma tsugae – 6/18 at Mirror Lake State Park, Wisconsin

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I adapt my interests to each place I live in, …

I adapt my interests to each place I live in, and while I enjoyed the scenery during my morning hike (in between gasping breaths from the altitude that’s still kicking my butt), I really started missing simple things from the east, like morning dew and loamy soil and moist decomposition.

I camped in the La Sal mountains for two night…

I camped in the La Sal mountains for two nights, which is also where the sites are for my thesis research on lichens, so it was lovely to go out and meet the friends I will be studying. I saw some new-to-me lichens, and I can’t wait until I familiarize myself with all of them and can tell you about them!