I promised you some mushrooms from our hike around the trail. Sorry, I'm not going to try and name them all, but hope you enjoy the pictures!
This is mainly a pine forest, with the bedrock either at the surface, or under a very thin layer of moss and lichen.
It's mostly the native White Pine that grow so tall and picturesque, but there are a few Jack Pine like this one too, as well as Red Pines.
Perhaps the most common understory tree is the Red Oak, but they never grow very large (or they haven't had time since the lumbering era)!
And underneath those trees, growing in the moss and leaf litter, are the mushrooms.....
And lunch for a forest slug.
I do know these last two, the Amanita and the Death Angel - both deadly poisonous.
Our crazy hot summer weather that we usually get in July continues today, but I'm hoping the temperature will plunge tonight. A day of running around doing errands today. There are so many little things to think of when you move! The move count-down is on, three weeks tomorrow.