I meant to combine these pictures with some others, but the bitter cold has kept Cassie & me grounded for most of the last two weeks. Still, we found some cool stuff in the woods last week and I thought I’d share some of it with you.
I think this toothy beauty is Radulodon copelandii, an Asian invasive that is spreading across the Northeast & Midwest.
It’s a rad looking fungus, but if my identification is correct, it could be choking out native species.
I also found these cool… somethings growing on a fallen oak. I believe these are the remains of a slime mold after sporulation. In the top photo are some that have not erupted. If I can confirm or correct my guess, I’ll update the post. In any event, these were a weird and colorful find on our hike.
Despite the cold, I managed to find a few nice mushrooms here and there, including these little fellows hiding in the dark of a cut log.
I keep my fingers crossed that we’ll get some more days warm enough for a hike in 2019 and stay thankful for all the wonderful adventures we’ve had.