Mosses and fungi

Whoa, what a day makes in the temperature, right! Yesterday, was warm in the low 70’s. Today, a whole different story. Definitely, a soup kind of day! But now back to the December 12th outing.

The base of this tree was brightly lit by the morning sun!

These mosses were bright green. I say mosses because you can see the two different colors. Also there could be even more than just the two species. You really have to look very close!

Here is a close up the silvery colored moss from above.

Here is a close up of some the greener moss! Notice how the leaves are semi-transparent.

This patch of moss had old capsules remaining!

I presume that this is an earthstar mushroom that has lost the center ball thingy. However, I am not sure at all what the stuff is in the bowl, perhaps another type of fungus.

A nearby shelf fungus had seen its better day.

This shelf fungus looked swollen!

Very tiny orange fungus traveled up the log.

To confirm that this was a fungus, I split it open.

A splitting mushroom was interesting.

Here is the coolest mushroom find that day! We split it open to see if changed colors. So it did, but only a hint of red.

The gills were of several lengths!

Finally, here it is in all of its glory. The color was amazing! We found it out in the open grassy area near a fence. So gorgeous!

Keep looking!

The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.


    1. Yeah makes it easier to see. Seems usually there are several different species in most patches. Kinda like lichens eh.

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