When I was last at the cottage, I spent a few hours walking the property bent over, scanning the ground for mushrooms. I began to see wonderful colors and patterns and textures in the wet leaves coating the forest floor. I took a bunch of snaps, here are some of them. I would have done dry leaves too…if it had ever stopped raining.
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I went on a big walk to Ojibway Nature Reserve Park this morning and couldn’t help snapping of almost 100 more photos of fine fall fungi. Still way behind on identification but I thought I’d post a few more pictures, just to show off some of the variety and beauty of this often overlooked bit […]
Andrea and I found such a riot of mushrooms while tromping through the woods at her cottage that I may be posting about them till spring! I spent some time tonight trying to identify a few more of the many mushrooms we photographed. Surprisingly, some of the hardest to identify are some of the most […]
I have bought a bunch of books to update our library of natural sciences and field guides for the cottage. We have quite a selection already, but many are quite old and not as rich in photos and color plates as the newer ones. I hope that some of you cottage naturalists will use them. […]
Another instalment of the ever popular “poop post”. Here is a photo of some poop found within yards of the edge of the beaver pond. Can you guess what animal might have left it there?
In a moist, loamy corner of New Brunswick, Andrea and Ugo’s cottage is perched on stilts, overlooking a stony, sandy beach. On a misty afternoon, Andrea and I took “the pack” on an adventure walk through the forest surrounding the cottage. As we walked on the soft bedding of the regenerating decay of the forest […]
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