Fungal Forays

~ nature’s clean-up crew decompose, connect, and feed fantastic fungi ~ ~ These are a few of the many mushrooms that I’ve discovered during my hiking forays through the local parks and woods. Here are a few more fun facts about our fungal friends from Dr. Robert Fogel and Patricia Rogers of the Utah State…

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Mushroom Mysteries

~ the fungi kingdom feed, recycle, and connect nature’s grandmother ~ Here are a few of the many mysteries of mushrooms courtesy of the BenitoLink Reporter. Did you know that fungi are the largest organism growing on the planet? They silently feed and shape the health of our soils, plants, trees, and vast ecosystems. One…

Macro Musings

~ fungi sharing food magical living networks nature’s recyclers ~ I decided to revisit my passion for macro. In fact, I’ve been researching cellphones to see what the latest batch of phones can do. Some of them are very impressive and tempting me to upgrade. As you may know, I live simply and don’t buy…

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Fantastic Fungi

Fantastic Fungi ~ foraging forests micro wonders of nature fantastic fungi ~ I want people to see how amazing and beautiful these tiny organisms are! ~ Alison Pollack Photographer Alison Pollack reveals the amazing world of fungi literally hidden beneath our feet. She strolls around the forest looking for tiny bits of color from small…

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Foraging For Fungi

  Foraging For Fungi ~ nature’s recyclers share beauty and nutrients harbinger of life ~ plant nor an animal mysterious separate kingdom nutrient cycling natural decomposer beautiful, magical moments ethereal birth, growth, and rebirth fantastic fungi foraging forays ~ These images are from my trip to Virginia back in September. I was delighted to find…

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Fungi Fantasia

Fungi Fantasia ~ funky fungi glow nature’s unsung recyclers harbingers of life ~                                 Fungi are endlessly fascinating to me. I love the variety of colors, shapes, textures, and habitats they occupy (from the desert to the deep sea.) Did…

Freaky Fungi

Freaky Fungi       ~ freaky fungi forms a mycologist’s delight the beauty of spores ~             This is the follow up to my mushroom hunting adventure. I saved the two wildest mushrooms for this second post. If you’re brave, you can click on the images for a closer…

Mushroom Hunting

Mushroom Hunting ~ colorful fungiĀ  mushrooms fill the forest floor a hunter’s delight spores, yeast, molds, mushrooms galore calling all mycologists ~ I had a blast finding and photographing mushrooms on my hike this past Monday. It was my first day out in about a month, and the forest was filled with an amazing variety…

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Moss Mountain

Moss Mountain ~ majestic mountain ruling over mossy fields king of the moss land ~ I love the details of nature to be found in close up views. I’d love a better camera to fully capture the details, but they’re still fascinating to me. This scene is like a miniature mountain scene. In physical reality,…