Monthly Archives: January 2015

Alms for the spore

Soft, beige mushroomy mittens held out offerings of snow to the rest of the forest. Perhaps something like Birch polypore (Piptoporus betulinus), these bracket fungi were growing on a tree deep within a wooded part of the park.

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Ice aged

Encased in ice, layers of leaves and other woodland debris were also frozen in time like a scratched and faded silver print.

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Cold cloud crumbs

About a week ago this oddly granular snow fell, filling in the flatter edges of the park with tiny Styrofoam pellets.

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Lofty soft underbelly

Floating skillfully on a stiff breeze at the edge of Lake Takanassee, with landing gear pulled up neatly, this Ring-billed gull (Larus delawarensis) looked calm yet alert.

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