Minnesota, ecology, plants, wildlife, hiking

  1. Chicken of the woods -  Laetiporus cincinnatus 
Edible mushroom, and it apparently has the same texture and taste of chicken when cooked! I wish I had a local mycologist friend to go mushroom hunting with, then I would actually feel safe collecting these edible ones…

    Chicken of the woods -  Laetiporus cincinnatus 

    Edible mushroom, and it apparently has the same texture and taste of chicken when cooked! I wish I had a local mycologist friend to go mushroom hunting with, then I would actually feel safe collecting these edible ones…

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  2. Sorry for the long hiatus. First I had a roadtrip, then a funeral, then computer issues, and now I’m busy packing to return to Europe. I’ll hopefully get this blog up and running again once I’m settled back in England. Until then here are some fall colours. I can’t believe the leaves are changing already…

    Sorry for the long hiatus. First I had a roadtrip, then a funeral, then computer issues, and now I’m busy packing to return to Europe. I’ll hopefully get this blog up and running again once I’m settled back in England. Until then here are some fall colours. I can’t believe the leaves are changing already…

  3. American toad - Bufo americanus

    American toad - Bufo americanus

    (Source: mildly-lively)

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  4. Can you spot the hummingbird? God its hard to get pictures of these suckers…XD Probably a female ruby throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris), which are native. 

    Can you spot the hummingbird? God its hard to get pictures of these suckers…XD Probably a female ruby throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris), which are native. 

  5. Found a turkey tail feather in the woods~ The culprits were loitering only a few feet away actually XD 

    Found a turkey tail feather in the woods~ The culprits were loitering only a few feet away actually XD 

  6. Coral fungus - Clavicorona pyxidata

    Coral fungus - Clavicorona pyxidata

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