First Nature Walk 6/10/21

For my nature walk, I decided to walk a little path in the woods next to my house which lead to Tabor Lake. One thing I noticed while I was walking was there were several flies out. Some were attached to the various forms of fungi I came across, while others were attacking me relentlessly. I was curious as to why there were so many but I remembered there was a big storm in my area yesterday. I walked for around 35 minutes. It was pretty sunny out, however, the woods were very moist due to the rain the previous day. I first began to notice the lichen. It caught my eye because it was so evident, however it was not just growing on trees, but it was growing on rocks too. I was only noticing the lichen, so I decided to go deeper towards the lake and look more closely at my surroundings. This is when I began to notice the many types of fungi growing on trees, whether they were standing or had fallen down. Lastly, I noticed that there was a rock which appeared to have green fungi growing on the outer portion of the rock, with a white lichen circle in the middle. I found this the most interesting because I am now curious to research and try and find what it is. I used to visit this lake all the time when I was younger, but it is remarkable how there is so much diversity that I had overlooked.

Posted by depasquale_m depasquale_m, June 10, 2021 17:33

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Observer

depasquale_m

Date

June 10, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

Description

This was a common occurrence everywhere I walked. This green grassy-like lichen was forming on the bottom of trees

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What

Mossy Maze Polypore Cerrena unicolor

Observer

depasquale_m

Date

June 10, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

Description

I saw this mushroom like fungus growing off a tree

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What

Smokey-eyed Boulder Lichen Porpidia albocaerulescens

Observer

depasquale_m

Date

June 10, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

Description

Not quite sure what to describe this as but this rock had many black dots and white lichen on it

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What

Flat Crep Crepidotus applanatus

Observer

depasquale_m

Date

June 10, 2021 11:15 AM EDT

Description

I noticed many trees that were cut down and these mushrooms were growing off of them

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What

Mossy Maze Polypore Cerrena unicolor

Observer

depasquale_m

Date

June 10, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

Description

Another tree with this type of fungi growing off of it

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What

Rock Greenshield Lichen Flavoparmelia baltimorensis

Observer

depasquale_m

Date

June 10, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

Description

A very large amount of lichen growing on top of this rock

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Observer

depasquale_m

Date

June 10, 2021 11:25 AM EDT

Description

This was very unique I am unsure as to how to describe it

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Observer

depasquale_m

Date

June 10, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

Description

Another fallen tree with this fungi growing in it. Can see a bit of lichen as well

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