Monthly Archives: October 2011

Crown-Tipped Coral Fungus

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Clavicorona pyxidata is one of the most common of the coral fungi. It is called crown-tipped fungus because each branch splits into multiple short nubs in a ring around the top. I have read that this species grows from May … Continue reading

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Bird’s Nest Fungi

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Nidulariaceae is a family of fungi which is also known as bird’s nest fungi. the common name becomes quite obvious during the later stage of the fruiting body (peridium). This is when the lids open up to reveal the “eggs”, which … Continue reading

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Fungal Spikes Emerge from Forest Floor

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As autumn takes hold, and many of the big attractions of the forest disappear, I tend to notice things that I might have previously overlooked. For example, this last week, I have taken an interest in strange black spikes which … Continue reading

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An Abandoned Gold Mine in my Backyard: A Themed Kid’s Fort – Level 1

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Chukar Cherries: A Yakima Valley Gem

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Prosser, Washington, located in the Yakima Valley, has a long tradition of agricultural excellence. This is particularly evident by the 30 plus wineries located throughout the area. But it was cherries, not grapes that propelled a small farm into a … Continue reading

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Radish Flowers

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While at a pumpkin patch this weekend in Vancouver, Washington, I couldn’t help but notice several types of similar flowers growing throughout the fields. I took a couple quick photos, but the wind and rain prevented me from taking any … Continue reading

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A Scary Halloween Tale!

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Do you like being scared? Is a movie full of jump scenes something that you take pleasure in. If so, you may enjoy the story I am about to tell. And what makes it all the more horrifying is the fact … Continue reading

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