fun with nature: what is it??

I was going to call this post ‘flora galora‘ but then it occurred to me that there’s more than plants growing here. I was blown away by the weird biota on this old tree stump – both beautiful and kind of grotesque.

I would love to know just what all I was looking at. What is it? Particularly the black oozy stuff. If you know, please ID in the comments. My best guess is some type of fungus…

blog033115_fungus&moss88/365: tree stump ecosystem

06.29.13 yeehaw!

We’re back! We spent 10 days at the cabin. I took 975 photographs. Now to get caught up here on the blog…

Before we headed north, we were invited to visit Sawyer’s fort-building camp at Wood Lake Nature Center. We checked out the forts, ate scat cookies and got a live zipline demo!

blog062913_ziplineSawyer180/365: sawyer hits the zipline