Thursday, October 22, 2020

Underfoot

 It seems to have been a very good fall season for mushrooms and fungi.  Sidekick saw lots of mushrooms underfoot on his hike at Lion's Head.  He gathered a slew of photographs and here are some of the most interesting ones.  I'm not even going to try and identify them, but try and picture yourself out in the damp woods on a cool morning, spotting these as you walk.

Hope you enjoyed those.

And I'll throw in one of the view from Sidekick's property down in the valley, Old Baldy in the distance.  I've walked all over Sidekick's property, which borders the Beaver River and is slowly returning to forest, aided by his tree planting.

 

In yesterday's comments Karen asked how long the trail was on this map.  The red trail around the edge, the main Bruce Trail, is 20 km. on this map, where it appears on the south to where it disappears heading north. The hike Sidekick and his wife did was 15 km. out and back from the parking lot at the end of the village street.

Another big spam attack this morning, mostly applying to past posts.  I have reset my comment permissions to require moderator approval if for posts older than 3 days at Gord's suggestion.  We'll see how that works.



13 comments:

  1. I ejoy taking photos of fungi! Sidekick got some good ones.

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  2. The photo of the white fungus against the lovely green moss is striking.

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  3. I can picture myself doing exactly that - it was what I was doing only yesterday! Lots of fungi to delight in over here this year too.

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  4. Fungi are so photogenic. It's been so dry down here that fungi are few and far between.

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  5. Lots of good fungi to see here, thank you

    All the best Jan

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  6. I’m in London and hardly going out before my heart procedure in a couple of weeks, but other posts I’ve seen from the U.K. seem to be showing a lot more fungi than you might usually see.

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  7. I’m having trouble with my account too. Don’t people have anything better to do?

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  8. That is a large variety of mushrooms. I like the name Mt.Baldy.

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  9. Mushrooms come in so many shapes, colors and sizes. NICE photos.
    I too have comment moderation after 3 days.

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  10. Thank you for answering my question. We did a very short part of the trail three years ago. I'd just had knee replacement so we weren't able to go too far.

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  11. I did a mushroom post yesterday, too. We saw dozens of different kinds. They are such interesting critters! :-)

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