Walk in Cold Spring Park

I walked for around an hour in Cold Spring Park around sunset. The temperature was comfortable, just under 70F, and warmer than it had been the last few days. The air remained slightly humid after the rain from the previous day, and parts of the trail were wet and muddy. I had walked this trail before, but had not noticed the abundance and diversity of fungi until I looked for them specifically on this walk. I found a variety of species growing on the sides of trees and logs, shelf mushrooms but also bonnets and other types. Many species seemed to be adapted to proliferate across large sections of bark or log. One of the more notable fungi I found was bright orange mushroom growing among vegetation on the ground. Aside from fungi, the park contained a diversity of plant life, including many aquatic species in the ponds and streams, and I spotted a quite a few chipmunks, squirrels and rabbits.

Posted on October 02, 2023 12:32 AM by kingdok kingdok

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Basidiomycete Fungi (Phylum Basidiomycota)

Observer

kingdok

Date

October 2023

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Crowded Parchment (Stereum complicatum)

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kingdok

Date

October 2023

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Basidiomycete Fungi (Phylum Basidiomycota)

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kingdok

Date

October 2023

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kingdok

Date

October 2023

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Amanita Mushrooms (Genus Amanita)

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kingdok

Date

October 2023

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Bonnets (Genus Mycena)

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kingdok

Date

October 2023

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Bracket Polypores (Family Fomitopsidaceae)

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kingdok

Date

October 2023

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kingdok

Date

October 2023

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