Monochrome Monday: Tiki Umbrella

Big thanks to the nice people on reddit for helping me with identifying this particular fungi! This fungus is also known by the name of Pleated Inkcap and is actually quite common as it can be seen all over Europe and in North America. Fun Fact: The mushroom will develop overnight after rainfall. As itContinue reading “Monochrome Monday: Tiki Umbrella”

Monochrome Monday: Touch Me Not

Also more commonly known by the name of Impatiens but I think Touch Me Not speaks more to the character of the flower. The reasoning behind this is because should you happen to touch a seed pod of this plant, the pod will explode propelling the seed for a new impatient plant several feet orContinue reading “Monochrome Monday: Touch Me Not”

Wandering Wednesday: The Trolley Trail

I think the last time I was on this trail it was when i went bike riding with my dad when I was small child. The trolley trail is about 2 miles long with varied elevations making it a moderately challenging trail. Another feature of this trail is that unlike the trails located by StonyContinue reading “Wandering Wednesday: The Trolley Trail”

Wandering Wednesday: Return to Don Green Nature Way

It’s been awhile since I hiked along this particular trail. It’s just as green as it was last year, perhaps greener due to all the summer rain we in Michigan have received recently. That being said be sure to bring the big spray; there are a ton of mosquitoes in the area. They say youContinue reading “Wandering Wednesday: Return to Don Green Nature Way”

Hiking Excursion: Indian Springs Metropark

These photos were captured back in May 2021. Indian springs Metro Park is located in White Lake Michigan and is about an hours drive from downtown Detroit. The park encompasses over 2215 acres of land most of which is in the woods. Overall I was quite impressed with the trails here at this park. AlthoughContinue reading “Hiking Excursion: Indian Springs Metropark”

Day Lily

This particular day lily was captured at Wolcott Mill Metro Park back in July 2021. Fun fact: day lilies are used in Chinese cuisine and are used in dishes such as hot and sour soup, daylily soup, Buddha’s delight and moo shu pork. I’m actually curious as to how these taste so maybe on myContinue reading “Day Lily”

Sunrise on Belle Isle

These photos were captured originally on July 4 2021 Belle Isle is a really neat place and I’m not just saying that because I’m a native of Metro Detroit. Fun fact: The island that is Belle Isle was originally called Hog Island because the French who moved into the region allowed the public to keepContinue reading “Sunrise on Belle Isle”

Mushroom Madness: Dryads Saddle

A fairly common mushroom . The name Dryad Saddle comes from Greek mythology, it was said that Dryads, or tree nymphs’ would travel by riding on the backs of these mushroom’s. Dryad Saddles are sometimes called pheasant back mushrooms due to the how the coloring of the cap looks similar to that of a pheasant.Continue reading “Mushroom Madness: Dryads Saddle”

Sassy Seagull Perching

This bird has some serious side eye game going on. People give these birds a lot of judgment mainly because they are seen as dirty scavengers that defecate all over the place when flocks of them travel and to some extent that is true of most bird flocks. Fun Fact: Seagulls are capable of drinkingContinue reading “Sassy Seagull Perching”