Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Carnivorous plants are just a few among the many wonders of the Butterfly Valley Botanical Area. There's more to come.
If anyone reading this knows of other patches of Orange Peel Fungus in Plumas or neighboring counties, I would love to know about them. Email me your photos and I might post them.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
But today, I was paid a wonderful visit by my friends from Paradise, Spencer and Dalynn. We had a rousing conversation at breakfast which alone was probably the equivalent of several cups of coffee as far as brain stimulus is concerned. Spencer and Dalynn are also naturalists. It's not often that I get to hike with people who see things before I do. Great fun. The Amanita muscaria above was spotted first by Dalynn. Spencer and I were getting our feet wet exploring the Darlingtonia bog while Dalynn kept to the drier woods.
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Friday, October 25, 2013
Sat. a.m. When I began the hike, I was on the lookout for the color red. Maybe Dogwoods, maybe Umbrella Plant, but the first to get my attention was a nice patch of wild grape. I think it is not the California Wild Grape, but a remnant of planted grape vinyards from the homesteads that occupied this area over a century ago.
Monday, October 21, 2013
I'd love to have some wallpaper like this. Click on the photo for a closer view of the patterns.