The breakfast table was a real feast each morning! Pictured (at half the table) are Elizabeth, Michael, Jeremy, Mike, Prarthana, and Maria.
Close-up of a Sarracenia pitcher in fall plumage (photo courtesy Maria Chavez).
Wild patches of Vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberries!) growing out of moss patches in Jyme Lake.
Cranberry uprights growing out of half-submerged sphagnum moss.
Maria Chavez (left) and Prarthana Dharampal (right) working to extricate a large cluster of Sarracenia and sphagnum moss, without getting too wet.
Waxy cap mushroom growing out of sphagnum moss, with ever-present cranberry vines.
They got it…large sample of pitcher plants, cranberries, sedge, and moss. Jyme Lake in background.
Walking back through the forest, many tiny funnel-cap mushrooms observed growing out of moist forest understory.
Insects feeding on a resinous polypore shelf fungus. Beetle larvae can be found within the dark brown oval-shaped galleries that closely follow the mushroom’s rings.
Common puffball (matured, lower left) and immature puffball (white, upper right).
Darkening (ripening) puffballs in the spotlight.
Wolf’s Milk Slime Mold. Purplish-pink fruiting bodies
A denizen of the forest, the Tawny Grisette, in the spotlight of a sunny patch.
Underside of Grisette mushroom cap being fed upon by two other forest denizens: a gastropod and a case-bearing moth.
‘Turkey tail’ shelf fungi.
Mushroom fed upon by a squirrel. We saw a red squirrel pull off a chunk and eat it like a piece of pizza. Never knew that squirrels liked to eat fungi!
Another mushroom fed upon by a squirrel.
Leisurely canoe ride with Janet van Zoeren, Sadie, and Maria Chavez, on Lake Tomahawk. Ken Raffa kayaking in background.