Loose Ends

I needed to tie up a few loose ends on some location data points that did not take previously. The phone had not done a good job on the coordinates and elevation. So today I finally got around to retrieving the correct data.

We parked along side the road. And my destination was a short walk down to the bridge. These shelf fungi still were looking nice since I had been there a few months ago.
A few Texas Asters (Symphyotrichum drummondii var texanus) were coming up.

Another shelf fungus that looked like a pair of lips. 🙂

Another Texas Aster!

Then I saw an amazing inky mushroom! It keyed out as a Shaggy Mane (Coprinus comatus).
Indeed it may have been the most beautiful inky mushroom I have ever seen!

It stood about 9 inches tall!

Pretty cool, eh! More to come from my morning walk tomorrow. 🙂

Eavesdropping on plant chatter

The Naturalist and the Wonderful, Lovable, So Good, Very Bold Jay

Keep looking!

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


  1. Wow, 9 inches tall! Love those inky caps because it is so correctly descriptive of them.
    We have TX Aster very sparsely here and I transplanted one to my yard. It has nice lavender rays. Do you remember me trying to identify an aster at Legacy under the big trees in the bottoms? Near the Golden Alexander area. I had been calling it lateriflorus. After a lot of work I have now decided it is drummondii var texanus. I got verification on iNat to it. But its rays/petals have always been white. Just interesting to see the variation. Yours look pretty white.
    The fungus that looks like lips reminds me of that horror movie with the man eating plant in the florist shop.

    1. I recall the Golden Alex but not the asters. Sometimes it just takes years to figure stuff out. 😊 definitely not instantaneously process but satisfying. 😊

      And glad I didn’t see that movie ☺️

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