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A Sample of Pop’s “Bee” Images

Sedum Bumbler

Look of Defiance

Chicory Bee

Bumbling Bees

Garden Cafe

Buzz By Here - To Infinity and Beyond

Pick Your Poison

Blind Side Attack

On a Mission

Honey Bee on Sedum

Covering the Cosmos

Center of the Cosmos

Three's a Crowd

Popular Spot

On A Pedestal

On Golden Rod

The Beeline

Messy Hands

Bee on Yellow

Incoming

Bumble Bee Choreography

Messy Hands

A Sample of Pop’s “People” Photo Collection

Front Porch Portrait

Caged Competitor

Early Adoration

Child In the Ligtht

Stroll Through the Weeds

Attention Grabbing

Eye Contact

On the Line

Eyes of Wonder

Rounding the Curve

Troubadours of Basin Spring Park

Down by the Creek

Sun Day

Catching Some Light

EAA Fireworks

Hear Me Roar

Mushrooms

Limited Shelf Life

Fall Leaves, Shelf Mushroom, Maple Leaf, Autumn, Autumn leaves, Autumn color
On one of my recent hikes through the autumn woods, I snapped a brightly colored maple leaf that found a resting place on a shelf mushroom.

For those not familiar, shelf mushrooms (or bracket fungi) grow on the side of trees (living and dead). When you find them, they’re usually attached to rough barked trees.

There are dozens of shelf mushroom varieties – different sizes, shapes and colors. They are known by a variety of descriptive names – beefsteak fungus, sulphur shelf, birch bracket, dryad’s saddle, artist’s conk, and turkey tail…and others.

The classification, Polypores, is often used for the type of the hard or leathery fungi (like the one pictured here) that lacks a stem, growing straight out of wood.  The polypore’s woody fruiting bodies are called conks.

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Spring Gathering

Morel, Mushroom, Mushrooms, Edible Mushrooms, Spring
Hunting for morel mushrooms is a tradition of spring. Here are a nice batch found along a wooded path in northeast Wisconsin.  There were actually two other morels in this pack, but I couldn’t fit them in the frame and still show the detail I wanted for this shot.

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Tree Dwellers

Mushrooms, Fungi, Fungus, Tree, White Birch, Birch
It was a banner year for mushrooms in northeast Wisconsin.  An abundance of rainfall seemed to keep them sprouting up to, and even beyond, the first frosts.

I thought it was unusual to see so many mushrooms growing on a tree trunk. These healthy specimens were found in the woods of northeast Wisconsin.

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Mushrooms On Wood

Mushroom, Mushrooms, Tree, Toad Stool, Toad Stools
On a hike through the autumn woods, I thought it was odd to find these mushrooms growing out of a fallen tree. (Or are they toad stools?) In any case, they intrigued me.

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Flock of Fungi

Mushroom, Mushrooms, Fungi, White
Our area received a lot of rain late summer to autumn. That provided favorable conditions for mushrooms.  These are a just a few of the fungi bounty we discovered on a walk through Potawatomi Park near Sturgeon Bay, WI a few weeks ago.

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Blushing Couple

Mushroom, Red, Macro, Forest, Fungi,
These two, brightly-colored mushrooms stood out on the forest floor. These are very tiny; much smaller than they seem in this photo.

With the unusual amount of rain we’ve been receiving, the woods had an abundance of mushrooms this fall. Quite a variety, too. I’ll be sharing more mushroom photos in the future.

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Heavy Lifting Morels

Mushroom, Mushrooms, Morel, Morels, Morchella, Stones, Rocks
These are morel mushrooms. I photographed them just as I found them.  As you can see, they were growing in a rocky area.  It seems, as they grew, they picked up a couple of stones between them.  They remind me of a pair of hands with mittens reaching up from the rocks.

Morels are edible and highly prized by their culinary fans. My wife is a true fan…as in fanatic. Her passion lies as much (or more) in finding them than eating them. It’s hard to keep her out of the woods this time of year.

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Coral Fungi

Coral Fungi, Mushroom, Forest

This is unusual stuff.  It’s a fresh bunch of coral fungi growing among the decaying mater on a N.E. Wisconsin forest floor.

Coral fungi is also commonly called club fungi. A more accurate name is clavarioid fungi. This type of fungi typically has erect, simple or branched basidiocarps (fruit bodies) that are formed on the ground, on decaying vegetation, or on dead wood.

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