It had been too long since we last took a walk. Wanting something different we decided on a nature trail in a park north of town. It was a park I had spent many unwanted hours at years ago for home school events I wanted no part of. I hadn’t returned since. But I decided I might as well replace my bad, semi repressed memories with some good ones.
Rain had been falling every day for weeks but this was the first day the sun had been out for more then a few hours, but it was still very humid and muggy. I saw this tree at the beginning of the trail, a sign of the mushroom sightings to come.
Moss was everywhere, covering fallen trees and branches with a fuzzy green coating. And around nearly every turn, a different type of mushroom, some I had never seen before.
Also present, were millions of bugs. I unfortunately had forgotten to bring bug spray so there were times where we raced down the trail at full speed, trying to outrun clouds of mosquitoes and ominous buzzing sounds.
As we neared the end of the trail, we spotted an incredible sight.
We almost got caught in the rain after this, but luckily is passed over pretty quickly.
This trail was a lot of fun and I can’t wait to go back. And maybe I’ll even remember the bug spray!
Love the photos. I have never seen so many mushrooms on a tree before.
Neither had I!
I love finding mushrooms in the woods, there are never many around here though. That giant one really is massive, I’ve never seen one so big before!
I was shocked by it! I think a new hobby is forming, mushroom hunting!
What a bunch of great finds! I love mushrooms – they are such fascinating organisms!
They really are! I want to learn more about them.