I took a break from studying to visit the neighborhood canyon and made a new friend
These pictures showed up in my Facebook memories from 3 years ago, and it occurred to me I’d never posted them on here. Behold, the glorious stinkhorns I stumbled upon at my old field site in northern Wisconsin!
‘Tis the season for me to excitedly squat down in public places to look at bird’s nest fungi growing in the wood chips.
I visited the lichens and mosses in the neighborhood canyon after the recent (and rare) rain.
I neeeeeed to get back to Oregon during the rainy season because I’ve never seen so many lungworts (Lobaria sp.) densely packed onto branches. I want to see them when they have been revived by the water.
Lichen diversity just within my friend’s neighborhood in Eugene, OR (all of these pictures are from trees at a playground). Tree branches, especially the oak trees, were so densely covered in lichens that they were more lichen than bark. I marveled at the level of structural biodiversity that western Oregon can maintain – it’s really impressive. It was hard to leave.