I am not so good at identifying fungi, but earth tongues seem relatively easy to identify to family (Geoglossaceae) and maybe even genus, but after that things get quite a bit more challenging. These were seen in a patch of muskeg that is a little different then most of what I see around here. Perhaps … Read more
On a recent walk to the park, I noticed several blueberry bushes that had dead flowers and dying leaves at the end of the new growth. At first I thought they were related, but then I realized the flowers were just in the process of drying up and falling off post-pollination. The wilting leaves on … Read more
We decided to do some birding today and spent time at Totem Park as well as Starrigavan. Highlights included Black Oystercatchers and watching an American Dipper foraging at Totem Park. At Starrigavan the tide was fairly high, and a small group of Surf Scoters was pretty close to the road, allowing for pretty good views … Read more
Weather was mostly clear today while out on a walk along the lower slopes of Bear Mountain. I heard flocks of geese flying over and noticed a few song birds among alders and other brushy areas. These included the first Brown Creeper I have seen in quite some time.