A Short Fungus Walk in the Fog, 01-07-18

I went out to the American River Bend Park hoping to find some fungi coming out for the season.  I didn’t get to see a lot of anything, though.  There weren’t many different kinds of mushrooms out yet, and the fog was keeping all of the birds and critters in bed. I didn’t hear or […]

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First Fungi of the Season, 12-02-17

Around 7:00 am I headed over to the American River Bend Park for a walk.  I’d gone there looking for fungi – even though I know it’s very early in the season. I found a few nice specimens – mostly different kinds of honey fungus and chanterelles, and a really nice-looking Barometer Earthstar, among others. […]

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Fungi, Frost and a Few Birds

I’m on a holiday break until January 2, 2017.  Today, I was up  at around 7:00 am.  It was 32° outside, and there was a heavy frost on the rental car; ice was even keeping the door shut.  I had a splitting headache but was getting a bit stir crazy, so I went over to […]

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Vultures and Shrooms at the River Bend Park, 11-20-16

I got out of bed around 7:30 am and headed over to the American River Bend Park for a walk, I’d gone mainly to see if there were any signs of fungi out yet – and there were a few – but mostly I got photos of Turkey vultures who all decided to sit up […]

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Mostly Redbuds and Butterflies

Around 7:00 I headed over to the American River Bend Park.  Rain is predicted here in the afternoon, so I figured I could get a few hours of walking in before the storm arrived. As I drove into the park the first thing I saw was a male mule deer (who had apparently recently lost […]

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Redbuds and Slime Molds at the River Park

I got up around 7:00 am.  A big storm was expected to move in later this afternoon so I figured I’d better get outside while it was still relatively dry outside.  Almost made it.  It did start raining, but nothing too heavy…  I went over to the American River Bend Park and walked around for […]

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Found New Kind of Slime Mold

I’m still feeling a bit crappy — fighting a cough and cold bug — but I was also getting a little stir crazy just laying around the house, so I got up around 7:00 am and headed over to the American River Bend Park for a walk and some fresh air. I was looking for […]

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Fungi and Critters at the River Bend Park on Saturday

I got up around 7:00 this morning and headed over to the American River Bend Park for my walk.  Rain was threatening and it was cold, but I wanted to see if the fungi had started to wake up there yet.  With a week’s worth of rain, I figured something should be showing itself by […]

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Only a Few Fungi on Sunday

I got up about 6:30 this morning, and left the house about 7:30 to go over to the American River Bend Park in search of fungi. It was overcast and chilly (around 43°) for most of the morning, and there weren’t too many mushrooms or fungi out yet.  I did come across some Ink Caps […]

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A Few Shots from the American River Bend Park

I got up around 7:30 this morning and headed over to the American River Bend Park to see if any of the fungi were out yet.  It was about 51° and overcast outside.  Rain was expected by 11 o’clock so I wanted to get out there and get home again before then. At the park […]

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Carnival Candy Slime Mold

I got up round 7:30 and was out the door around 8 o’clock to go to the American River Bend Park.  It was super-foggy outside; you could only see about 20 feet. I wasn’t looking for anything in particular at the park; just walking and taking pictures.  I got the usual suspects: mushrooms and other […]

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A Short Fungus Walk After Work

After work, it was so lovely outside that I took the dog over to the American River Bend Park for a short walk – only about an hour – because the sun was already going down when we got there.  I got some fungus photos – mostly polypores, tiny mushrooms, and jelly fungus – but […]

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