Category Archive for 'Fungi'

Mushroom Observer

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

Group of Pholiota sp. mushrooms in fallen log at Limerick Forest
Here’s something that might be of interest to those who enjoy studying and photographing fungi. The Mushroom Observer is a citizen science type website where participants can post their observation records and photos of fungi. I’ve just had a very brief tour of [...]

Day Two – full of little surprises

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

Our second day of bioblitzing took place at a couple of our favourite conservation areas in the Lanark Highlands region of eastern Ontario. We didn’t encounter anything near as exciting as the encounter with the snapping turtle seen the previous day, but we did discover many wonderful little surprises that might have been overlooked [...]

Day One – a turtle steals the show

Sunday, April 22nd, 2007

We decided to kick off our week of bioblitzing by recording interesting sightings while hiking a couple of sections of the trail system at Murphys Point Provincial Park here in eastern Ontario. We set out around noon and finished up a little over three hours later. We didn’t try to count absolutely everything, [...]

strange and wonderful worlds

Monday, April 9th, 2007

I’m just getting geared up for the First Annual Blogger Bioblitz that’s coming up later this month. While walking around the farm, I’ve been thinking about which areas I’d most like to survey, and what kinds of things I’ll be looking at. There’s plenty of large stuff around — trees, birds, mammals. [...]

late november at hemlock ridge

Sunday, November 19th, 2006

Yesterday, Don, Sabrina and I hiked the Hemlock Ridge and Beech Woods Trails at Charleston Lake Provincial Park (in eastern Ontario). We’ve hiked these trails many times over the years and there’s always something of interest whatever the season. Before we had even left the parking area, we encountered the above Deer Mouse [...]

one big conk

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

Back on June 5th, I wrote about visiting a maple snag at Baird Woods that hosts a number of Artists Conk fungi (Ganoderma applanatum). Recently, we stopped to visit the snag and see how the fungus brackets are looking. As may be seen in the above photo, one of the brackets has become exceedingly large. [...]

chickened out

Monday, September 11th, 2006

Yesterday, Don and I spent much of the afternoon wandering in search of late summer flora and fauna. One of our stops along the hike was to visit what, in past years, has been the site of a huge colony of Chicken of the Woods (Laetiporus sulphureus). These large, colorful bracket fungi often [...]