Fungus – New Life to Dead Trees

We spent a day hiking in Brown Country, visiting several nature preserves in the area.  The Hitz-Rhodehamel Woods was my favorite. Managed by the Nature conservancy, the trail is up and down hills and very well marked. 

Since it is still winter, there are lots of barren trees, but if you look really closely the woods are still beautify.

For example, I loved this fungus growing on a dead tree. .  .   

Fungus on a branch
early fall

Shale on the River Bottom. 

The area has lots of natural shale deposits in a range of colors. They looked beautiful in the water. 

But when I took a few home they dried and weren’t as pretty.  

 

Shallow Streams

The water level was pretty shallow in the river beds with lots of eaves on either side of the shore.  The contrast with the shale bottoms created a stunning effect and an easy path to cross over. 

Fungus on a branch

Color for a Grey Winter day

This little red pop of color, nestled along side a fence gave me the perfect excuse to pause, catch my breath and take a photo.

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Reflections at Congress Park

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The Last Tulips of the Season

  The spring tulips were jus past their peak, but there was still lots of color everywhere you turned. 

A Walk through Desonier State Nature Preserve

Ok, so it is bad if you see the fungi before the tree dies, but once it is on the ground they are a beautiful reminder that life goes on.

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