A grand day for six hardy nature nerds that ventured out for a First Wednesday outing yesterday. I had warned the group that it would require ducking under limbs, climbing over logs, and pushing through some greenbriar. And the weather would be on the chilly side. And we did all that. πŸ™‚

Suzanne was telling them a story. I was on the other side of the road. So it looked like a whopper of a story. LOL.
Briar’s dead armadillo capture Jerry’s and the group attention. πŸ˜‰ Briar (Claire’s dog) would be proud of them.
Another creature had passed to the other side (i.e. dead). And Diane and Jerry found it. What’s with these nature nerds. LOL.
Then there were the little mushrooms that had popped up on a disintegrating cow patty.
Next in our path were the disintegrating earthballs (Scleroderma)!
Susan got her close shot. This earthball’s spores had already been dispersed!
The group was now spotting many stages of the earthballs.
Wow, here was a really big one!

Just opened.
Here one looked similar to a thumbprint cookie with a chocolate center. πŸ™‚

Time to open up!
Pushing it way out! Puhpowee! Thanks Jeanne for the reminder of the cool word.

That part of the morning had a great patch of earthballs. And even though I had seen them on my three trips out with Briar last week, it was neat to see them again. Love it!

More tomorrow!

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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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