Part Two of First Wed on Monday

Did I mention how nice the outing was yesterday. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Jerry has kindly once again has some photos to share with us. I will note each of Jerry’s photos in the caption.

Indeed a stunning neon green lichen (Chrysothrix) on a root. This is a crustose lichen that looks liked it was spray painted on the substrate. (Jerry).

Jerry taking the shot!

We are always looking. ๐Ÿ™‚ See the dark figure charging coming up the trail? (Jerry)

Sully (Chirsty’s fur baby) was so sweet! And was the twelfth member of our group.
What a cool trail with so much to observe! (Jerry)
As you might imagine the Purple Cliff Brake fern is a common fern on the grasslands trails. However there is nothing common about its beauty that Jerry captured in this photo. The brown edges are where the spores are produced.
The Ganoderma fungus was holding up well since I saw it last week. This genus will stand for several months before decomposing. (Jerry)
Unlike the Jack O’Lantern (Omphalotus) had. However it was still beautiful! (Jerry)
A contrail that looked like a strand of DNA! It was a sign of what the nature nerds are made of on the First Wed on a Monday outing. LOL

The earliest sunset comes before the winter solstice

Stone Age Pioneers: Homo erectusโ€™ High-Altitude Life 2 Million Years Ago

Keep looking!

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


  1. T’was a great day!
    Earliest sunset – sunrise calendar tool is cool. Kinda weird that earliest sunset for this area was some time ago!

  2. That trail looks so neat and inviting to walk up that path. Is this one of the color coded horse trails or in some other obscure area?

  3. Thanks for the invite! Was a good learning experience about lichen! I got a great shot of Mary Iโ€™d like to share from that day. Again, thanks for the adventure with new friends! ~ Carmen

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