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. . .
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.
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.