Finished its job

Today it was still cold and windy. So it is back to the warm Monday’s outing.

This was an interesting looking moss. It now has been assigned #284.

A close up of the above moss, reveals its capsules’ beautiful double row of teeth!

Studio shot! Jeanne has ID’d as Rhynchostegium serrulatum. Thanks Jeanne!

Nearby this moss was dying.

Its leaves were very curly!

These katydid eggs caught my eye. The flat katydid eggs are unlike any other insect’s egg in shape. (Source: Tracks & Sign of Insects 2010).

Once again, I am not sure if the katydid emerged or they were someone’s meal. Seemed like a good hiding place, but maybe not.

This crustose lichen is what led me to find the katydid eggs.

In this case, you can see that the apothecia (the fruiting bodies- round disks) were in various stages of development by the colors.

Where’s Waldo? Actually where is the puffball LOL?

Certainly was a beauty!

Then we did our best to help it spread its spores. But alas, it had done its job mostly already. 🙂

Tomorrow more treasures from sunny Monday’s outing!

A moon-watching robot can demystify what migrating birds do at night

Great job Wes!

Spiders are much smarter than you think

Variations in Earth’s Magnetic Inclination Are “Stop Signs” for Migrating Songbird

Keep looking!

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


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