To all those interested in the natural world. Please add your sightings.

In the woods we return to reason and faith-Emerson


Monday, July 6, 2009

In Colorado we saw what thunderstorm clouds look like. They are like very large cotton balls.
There are mushrooms growing here at Gordy and Tina's house which is basically in the desert.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Walking along the trail to our neighbors pond I saw my first Indian pipes. They are a saprophyte which means they get their food from decaying organic material.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Yesterday, I could see the fresh colors of the turkey feather wood fungi. They were putting on new growth and they had a bluish tinge. I heard the call of the scarlet tanager, "chick bur," but I couldn't see it. It had been raining most of the morning, and interestingly enough most of the birds were calling instead of singing.
I found the remains of a white mushroom, usually a sign that it is poisonous, broken into three parts.