Monday, March 9, 2009

Signs of Spring

It may not be officially spring just yet but it is starting to look the part around here more and more each day. My crocuses bloomed about a month ago and are about toast now, but the daffodils and grape hyacinths and various and assorted other spring flowers are blooming now.

Check out these interesting shots of mosses and lichens enjoying spring as well.

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Friday, March 6, 2009

Winter Mushrooms

It's nice to know that spring is starting to spring up all around me and there are still winter mushrooms to be found if you know where to look. It won't be long before the morels start to poke their heads out from under the leaves so in the meantime, I had to go take a look and see if I could find some hedgehogs Hydnum repandum and yellowfoot chanterelles Cantharellus tubaeformis. Sure enough, I found enough to make the trip worth while.