Okay, well, onto a more pleasant topic… We saw some bighorn sheep, grazing in a meadow, just west of Thompson Falls. A couple butted heads together but were done before I could snap a picture. There were a couple little ones with this herd too.
Now for my Mushroom Expose’… Maybe our friend, Diane (or anyone else), will help me identify these. Now, keep in mind, I am not looking for something to eat. I just think they are interesting. Some are cute. Some are really ugly.
Don’t those look like little creatures peeking out from around the stump?
Look at these tiny mushrooms! They are, at most, about an inch tall and somewhat translucent. It’s like a tiny army marching through the twigs and grass.
HHhhhmmm – maybe ‘mushroom’ isn’t the right term? Fungus sounds more appropriate for this black blob. I had to nudge it with my foot to make sure it is attached; probably to a root close to the surface.
I wish I remembered the name of this one. I think it has the word ‘shelf’ in it. I’ve seen these carved. They are as hard as wood and they don’t decompose.
Look at the texture of these little mushrooms. They are probably about 1″ x 1″ in size. But, instead of a smooth cap, they have little bumps. I’d think they were puff-balls if they were smooth.