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Friday, November 1, 2013

Bumper Crop 2

This photo, taken from our ramble yesterday through the woods on Pkols (Mount Douglas), shows some of the wealth of fungi that are exploding out of the ground here right now. Not only are these mushrooms numerous, they are BIG. I have mentioned before that fall is like another spring here with the new growth of ferns, mosses and lichens and that autumn's mushrooms are analogous to spring's wildflowers but I've never seen such an extraordinary number and variety of mushrooms before - I've seen at least fifteen different kinds in the last few days. Today I plan to check out Swan Lake since it is quite a different habitat and may exhibit a few more species to add to my collection.