the forest floor
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Mossy Ground @ Kinkaku-Ji 金閣寺
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A very nice jelly fungus along the way.
Mushroom hill and my dad. We must climb!
We made it. Hilltops are the best!!!
Gray fish. Seriously the only one found on the magnificent hilltop. 🤪
Got um' home! Fryin' um up Sunday!
Secret spot, Missouri 4/17/21
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As of 4/16 my 2021 morel count is 4. That's not so great, but I've got the weekend coming up. Wish me luck.
What I have caught so far has been very delicious. Anyone else have a morel addiction?
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Spider Acres Native Plants: Rattlesnake Orchid. We found this in the woods last weekend. It is one of just a handful of native orchids that grow here in the mountains. It won't flower until June if it does at all. It can take 5-10 years or more before the plant is large enough to flower. The leaves are absolutely gorgeous on the forest floor. The Cherokee made a tea from the leaves to treat colds and kidney problems.
Some kind of sparrow (look at him warblin’ away!) and some rainy day turkey tail, splitgills, and others.
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The epic highs and lows of finding the first terrestrially growing mushrooms in early spring! The first and last images are mica caps (Coprinellus micaceus). The ones in between are Polyporus brumalis, I think. Which clearly grows on trees and probably wasn’t a new growth at all, but I would die for its texture here.
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Ghost flower, Monotropa uniflora
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Sing it 🎶 with me like it's Christmas!
Th-e Fir-st Mo-or-el
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Bearberry leaves emerge from beneath a blanket of snow, Beartooth Mountains, Wyoming
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