Party or Wake?

We continued next to the lake for just a little while longer. Then we moved into the woods.

Still walking along the lake shore, we spotted evidence of beavers. Here was one of several scent mounts we found.
Moss was reclaiming its territory on an old sock.
The colors of the mushrooms are so wonderful. However this one looked a bit like a cookie that was over baked. 😉

Moving away from the lake shore, a glade was filled with Barbara’s Buttons (Marshallia caespitosa)!
The Two-flowered Milkvine (Matelea biflora)t is easy to overlook with its burgundy flowers.
A yellow mushroom with warts. My tentative ID will be Amanita muscaria var. guessowii. This genus has some very poisonous species for humans.
Lots of wet areas!

We turned the corner and a bunch of rusty cans littered the ground. Ok, they are artifacts now because they are old.

Hidden in the underbrush were the remains of a deer.
Then we came to this open area. Indeed the whole area was covered with deer scat! That is what the little round balls are, deer scat! Crazy! Did they have party? Or maybe a wake for their friend above?

Why you should let insects eat your plants Thanks Claire!

Rewilding a New Jersey college with native plants and pollinators

Hidden Complexity: Unlocking the Mysteries of Orangutan Communication

Keep looking!

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


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