Snowbank fungi are species that fruit adjacent to melting show. They are represented by a diverse array of species found in forested regions, primarily higher elevations, of western North America ranging from New Mexico to Canada. They may be saprophytic (decomposers), symbiotic (mycorrhizal) or even pathogenic.
Do you know what these little grassland babies will be when they grow up? Try your luck matching the germinants (1-4) to their grown-up form (A-D) below. Click on the images to enlarge them! …Continue reading →
The snow is almost gone in the Dallas Barnhartvale Nature Park. The delightful little sagebrush buttercup (Ranunculus glaberrimus) is now in bloom. It is consistently one of the earliest blooming wildflowers in our low elevation grasslands, sagebrush slopes, and ponderosa …Continue reading →
I went to Riverside Park in the mid to late afternoon today in order to photograph waterfowl. Mallards dominated the flocks but there were some Trumpeter Swans and a few geese. I took some landscapes but I will post those …Continue reading →
We were camping on Leo Island on Murtle Lake. In the dark I walked out onto the spit to have a look at the supermoon rising in the east. On my way back, my headlamp shone onto the trees and …Continue reading →