Thursday, August 27, 2009

A Hike in the Woods

A peaceful walk through the local park here in West Virginia can be full of adventure and discovery.
I've captured some of the fascinating flora we found along our way.




I've never seen such a variety of mushrooms before. I suppose they are all poisonous...we didn't taste-test!



































I'm liken' that lichen! Ok, forgive me, that was pretty bad...






As for fauna, we scared a large deer out of a grove of trees, met up with a large black bull (luckily on the other side of a fence), saw various spiders and birds, and found this fantastic paper wasp hive.

4 comments:

Dana said...

wow...so cool....all of it, but especially the red mushroom.

Vogon Poet said...

I hope you enjoyed your walk, I have never seen a wasp hive: it's scary!

Saretta said...

Actually, the wasps were very calm that day. I got right up near the nest to take the photo!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

The mushrooms are fascinating.