Journal archives for October 2019

October 09, 2019


On the 21st night of September...I found an abundance of mushrooms in New Hampshire! Also, it wasn't the night, it was actually the day. I just wanted to reference Earth Wind and Fire. Anyways, within an 100 foot square, I managed to find 4 different species of fungi! It had rained the day before, and the ground was still wet, but at the moment of observation, it was bright and sunny outside, with not a cloud in the sky. There was a stream nearby which probably provided to moisture necessary for these mushrooms to grow. It was actually quite surprising to see such a wide variety of species in one area! The lichen was found on BC's newton campus. I felt it was necessary to at least include one fungus species from around me.

Posted on October 09, 2019 03:58 by rachelzoo rachelzoo | 5 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

October 18, 2019


I captured these plants as I was walking to a coffee shop with my roommate! I was surprised to be able to find such a large variety of plants in such an urban area, where most of everything is concrete. I guess it just goes to show that no matter where you are, life always finds a way. It was a bright and sunny day, after a super rainy weekend, and the air was cold, but refreshing. Plants always seem to be somewhere close by, whether you're in a rainforest, or walking through a city center. Even though they were different plants, they all had similar characteristics which makes sense, given they were all in the same environment. All in all, a good trip that ended with good coffee.

Posted on October 18, 2019 03:46 by rachelzoo rachelzoo | 5 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment