Monthly Archives: November 2012

Slug Bug Green

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A whimsical Gate

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I’m taking a little break from my camp series to throw in a couple random posts. I came upon this gate while walking just south of Seaside, Oregon. It had a charm that forced me to stop and take some … Continue reading

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Red-Belted Bracket Fungi

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2012 CAMP SERIES: SECTION 4 Many bracket fungi form roughly semicircular shelves called “conks” on dead or living trees. I believe the pictured specimens are red-belted (or banded) polypore, though I am by no means an authority on shelf fungi. … Continue reading

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Putting Lichens in Focus

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2012 CAMP SERIES: SECTION 3 While hiking in the woods, I tend to focus on encountering things that are rare and hard to find. Yet sometimes the more common discoveries turn out to provide the most interest, if I really … Continue reading

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Mites Meet Maple-Crimson Velvet Erineum Galls

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2012 CAMP SERIES: SECTION 2 One of the things I like about hiking on wooded trails, is you never know what discoveries await around the next corner. In the case of a hike I took this summer while camping in … Continue reading

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A Real Camp Treasure: Dog Vomit Slime Mold

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2012 CAMP SERIES: SECTION 1 It was day one of our camping trip. We had greeted those families that had arrived before us, and spent a little time catching up with everyone. The tent was set up, and I was … Continue reading

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