The Little Nuthatch — mushrooms


alligator mushrooms red-shouldered hawk tosohatchee wma

And my first hike of 2014 goes to one of my favorite places in Florida, Tosohatchee WMA. It is a huge area with numerous trails and one of the most promising spots to see really wild nature in Florida.  

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Mushrooms at Spring Hammock.

mushrooms spring hammock preserve

Somehow I returned from my most recent hike with no photos of birds, or flowers, but lots and lots and lots of mushrooms...  

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A hot August hike.

little big econ state forest mushrooms

More mushrooms! These are Florida mushrooms.

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North Carolina: Mount Mitchell.

dark-eyed junco moss and lichen mushrooms north carolina

One of my favorite places in Summer in North Carolina is Mount Mitchell. Coming out of Florida in July it is especially nice to go up the mountain and into cooler weather, the only time in Summer when I have to get my hoodie out again. The main draw is the amazing 360 view, on this particular day it was very foggy and at moments it was too thick to see anything from the summit- but it would clear a bit and the clouds themselves were gorgeous! These photos are from the summit and the gorgeous Balsam Nature Trail.  ...

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North Carolina: Cradle of Forestry.

flowers moss and lichen mushrooms north carolina

When in North Carolina we went to the Cradle of Forestry in Pisgah National Forest. It is the home of the first Forestry school, and a very cool place. With all the rain North Carolina has been having, the forests were just going crazy with mushrooms and plant life. It was overwhelming! Every step was another cool thing to look at. Where does this old train track go? The trail did not allow me to follow, perhaps it's even dismantled around the bend, but boy was I curious to know!

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