Category Archives: fungi

Bioluminescent Firewood

Two unremarkable chunks of split cedar destined for a fire But look again – something strange is going on. It’s not photoshop tricks, just a long exposure in a dark room with a bit of fill flash I recently was … Continue reading

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Gavan Trail Fungus

Connor, Rowan and I went up Gavan Trail to the Upper Cross trail intersection today. Along the way I stopped to take more pictures of the orange polypore I had noticed previously. While there, Connor pointed out some other interesting … Continue reading

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Zygomycete

A couple of weeks back I had stopped to watch for the Northern Mockingbird and before it showed up, noticed some interesting looking growths. It looked like an overgrown mold (the tallest structures were probably 4-5 cm), so I figured … Continue reading

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Lower Gavan Hill

Of course the highlight of today was getting to photograph a Northern Mockingbird (which I posted about separately), but before that there was a wander around Lower Gavan Trail looking for mushrooms and whatever else turned up. There were a … Continue reading

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Mushroom Walk

This morning the kids and I joined a mushroom outing at Mosquito Cove trail led by last night’s seminar series speaker Kate Mohatt (who is one of the organizers of some forest/fungus fairs in Southcentral Alaska). It was interesting to … Continue reading

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Mosquito Cove

With a pretty good fall gale forecast to arrive tomorrow, this seemed like it might be the last opportunity for the year to get out in conditions approaching summer (~60F and sunny). Rowan suggested we go out to Mosquito Cove, … Continue reading

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