Still in the Woods

The damp days are really a great time to get outside. It really highlights the colors!

A few leaves were still drooping on the American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana).
The Perforated Ruffle Lichen (Parmotrema perforatum) is one of the easiest to recognize. The apothecia (a fruiting body of a lichen) has a hole in the middle. This handsome specimen had a very large apothecia!
The mosses are just now starting to produce their sporophytes. The sporophytes are the fruiting bodies of mosses. This lovely moss was Atrichum angustatum.
Fall colors of fallen log with mosses, shelf fungus, and red oak leaves!
Another nearby log had shelf fungus among the foliose lichen. So colorful!

Crossing trees.

It took a moment to figure which end was the root end.
A lot of chomping had started on the gills!

This now leafless American Beautyberries still had plenty of berries. Where are all the birds who love the berries?
The trail now was heading out in an open meadow that was edged with the flaming trees at the grasslands boundary fence.

Tomorrow I will finish up Saturday’s outing. Hey we see a lot of cool stuff.

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Keep looking!

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


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