Saturday, August 3, 2019

Mushroom Log: July 2019

About twelve years ago, when I was first getting into mushrooms, I used to see Velvet-foot Mushrooms frequently in the Twin Cities metro area, often on the stumps of elm trees that had been cut down because of Dutch Elm's Disease.  There aren't that many big elms around anymore, so I suppose that could be why I see fewer  Velvet-foot Mushrooms.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Looks Like a Dandelion: Field Sow Thistle

The flowers and leaves superficially resemble those of a dandelion, Taraxacum officinale, but the overall plant is much taller and spreading.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

June Moths 2019

Pale Metanema
Metanema inatomaria

Filament Bearer
Nematocampa resistaria

Tufted Bird Dropping Moth
Cerma cerintha

Heterophleps sp.
Either H. triguttaria or H. refusaria

Unknown moth caterpillar

 Likely a species of Plume moth, Gelechiidae family.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Wild Mustards in June

A selection of wild mustards, Brassicaceae from around the Mississippi River, just north of downtown Minneapolis.