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”

Wandering Wednesday: West Bloomfield Woods Nature Preserve Trail

Evidently there was some sort of problem with dog waste in this particular park as there are several signs reminding those who take their canines to this area that should your dog mess, be sure to clean up after it. Dog waste is not a fertilizer and has been known to carry parasitic worms. Yikes!Continue reading “Wandering Wednesday: West Bloomfield Woods Nature Preserve Trail”

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: 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”

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”

Barton Nature Area

Authors Note: Photos were originally captured in May 2021 The Barton nature Area is a 98 acre park located along the Huron River in Ann Arbor Michigan. The area is known for the Barton Dam. Why then did i not include a picture of the Dam? Well in truth I’m just using it as anContinue reading “Barton Nature Area”

The American Toad

A fairly common amphibian which is native to the eastern United States and some parts of Ontario, it’s not unusual to see these guys hopping around in late spring. Although they can be tough to spot given at how excellent they camouflage themselves in woodland surroundings. Fun Fact: American toads have glands that allow themContinue reading “The American Toad”