Sunday, October 5, 2014

Bristly Greenbrier

I found huge vines of this species while camping with friends at Wyalusing this weekend!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


These are some of my mushroom finds around campus. My guess for the first clump is C. atramentarius.
Coprinus spp.?
when they get old...
young suspected Coprinus genus mushrooms
I noticed these tiny mushrooms (below) when I was walking along a sidewalk. A mushroom expert saw the pics an my description and gave me a guess on the genus.
Panaeolus spp?
growing in mulch under ornamental shrubbery

Monday, September 29, 2014

Shaggy Mane!

I found my first edible mushroom today! However, because I'm so new to this, I'm going to dig it up to make sure it's not an Amanita.

Wisconsin Riverway

This past weekend was our lab's canoe trip, from Woodman to Wyalusing. It was "the end" of the river, so we even went on the Mississippi for a little bit! We ended by canoeing the backwaters a little bit to get to our boat launch. This was my favorite part of the river so far.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Wisconsin Point

This weekend was jaegerfest, and while the birding was relatively slow, at least I got a lifer flower: Lindley's heart-leaved aster! I also had time to admire some of the dune vegetation.
beach pea
beach grass

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


Looks like we have a new yard shroom...

This is the chicken fat mushroom! There's a little cluster out "back" near the white pine.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Short's Aster

Finally got an ID for the species blooming in Bill's woods!