Walk Around My Neighborhood

I went on a 45 minute walk around my neighborhood. I saw two different types of fungus and two different types of lichen. I also saw many different insects but was only able to get a photo of a moth. There were a ton of different plants and flowers. It had just rained before my walk so it was wet outside and partially cloudy. It was also very humid. I thought it was interesting to see how many different types of fungus and lichen living in the same area. Additionally, it was cool to see how lichen and trees live together in a commensalism relationship similar to the mutualistic relationships we have been learning about. In this relationship, the lichen benefits from the tree but does not cause any harm to the tree. After reading more about this relationships online, I also saw that lichen can protect trees from extreme weather conditions which would create a mutualistic relationships between the two organisms. Additionally, I saw fungus growing on a tree stump. I'm guessing that there was a mutualistic relationship between the fungus and the tree before the tree was cut down.

Posted on June 06, 2024 10:21 PM by cslasota cslasota

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cslasota

Date

June 6, 2024 05:21 PM EDT

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Speckled Shield Lichens (Genus Punctelia)

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cslasota

Date

June 6, 2024 05:24 PM EDT

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Whitewash Lichen (Phlyctis argena)

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cslasota

Date

June 6, 2024 05:26 PM EDT

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Winged and Once-winged Insects (Subclass Pterygota)

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cslasota

Date

June 6, 2024 05:45 PM EDT

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Mower's Mushroom (Panaeolus foenisecii)

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cslasota

Date

June 6, 2024 06:04 PM EDT

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