Bird’s Nest Fungus Collection

I was a little surprised to look outside at first light and see that it was cloudy. The last I had looked at the forecast, it called for sunny skies to continue, but the new forecast today was calling for a chance of snow today and tonight, with clear skies returning tomorrow.

It did end up snowing a little bit during the day, but only just enough to cover the ground.

I spent some time this evening photographing a collection I had gathered last month of a bird’s nest fungus (Crucibulum sp) that was new to me. There seems to be some disagreement about the name – apparently the most commonly used name (C. laeve) is invalid, but many still use it anyway. According to Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast, the better name would be C. crucibuliforme.

About matt goff

I am an aspiring naturalist who seeks to learn all that I can about the more-than-human aspects of this place that is my home.
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