Category: outdoors

Weekend hike

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I took a break from studying to visit the neighborhood canyon and made a new friend

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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!

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I found a wee mushroom! In the high desert!

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‘Tis the season for me to excitedly squat down in public places to look at bird’s nest fungi growing in the wood chips.

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I visited the lichens and mosses in the neighborhood canyon after the recent (and rare) rain.

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Passionflower (Passiflora caerulea)

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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.

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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.

Petition to change the name of Goblin Valley to Mushroom Valley?

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