It was absolutely gorgeous today at the river--sunny with temps in the 60s. Birds were singing their hearts out and we had a large turnout estimated around 40-50 people, at least half of them young children. Nature Kids joined us and brought snacks. Thank you, Sarah!
This was our mushroom hunt with Daryl Lindsey, mycologist extraordinaire. Ryan LaPorte, another amateur mycologist, brought his expertise to the group as well. Unfortunately, the mushrooms didn't cooperate. We saw some conch fungi, some amanitas (don't touch!), and Coprinus micaceus. But due to the high water that scrubbed the area in December, and then the lack of rain throughout January, mushrooms were largely absent. Check back after the rains this week to see what pops out.
But the mushrooms were only the excuse for the walk. We found ladybugs, mystery animal scat (coyote? dog?), birds, squirrels, beaver trees, and all manner of plant and animal life. Kids explored and climbed and rolled and generally had a fabulous morning. The adults were all smiling too.
You are invited to view Robert Sewell's photo album: FORB, Feb. 2nd Sat. Mushroom Walk