Posts Tagged ‘log’

No Name Mushrooms

Buffy and I went for a morning walk through the woods at Stone Face.  The late October day was cloudy. No water ran in the creek. No flowers bloomed.

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These mushrooms practically lined part of a fallen dead tree.

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White shelf mushrooms also grew on the same log.

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I thought this configuration had an artistic appearance.

One of these shelf mushrooms had gills on the underside, and the other had pores.  I didn’t find either of these in any of  my six mushroom books.

It didn’t matter to me. I enjoyed them anyway. Besides, they don’t know what they are either.

I come from an artistic family and look at things from an artistic standpoint.

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A Mystery Mushroom

 I just had to go on a hike and ended up returning to the site of the the mystery mushrooms I found the end of January and recently blogged.

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The picture shows that these are shelf mushrooms and that they do curl upward as they age.

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These few had just started curling.

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They were scattered along a log approximately 9-10 feet long.

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The top surfaces looked slightly velvety.

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I plan to study the few mushroom books, hoping to identify them this time.

No luck.

A Slug Discovery

I made an exciting discovery this morning while moving log chunks.

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Three slugs were under one of the pieces of wood.

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These tiny eggs were under the same log. I’d never seen any like them before.

A quick online search for “slug eggs” answered my question.  The website showed that the more transparent ones were newly-layed.

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There was no shortage of roly polys under the wood.

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A grub didn’t like the disturbance and tried to get covered back up. Grubs are immature beetles.

… What are those tiny egg-looking things between the 2 sticks?