morpheme

morpheme

I'm a professional medical photographer, hiker, cyclist and nature lover
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    1. Comment on Coast mole paw 3 months ago
      I'm afraid he/she was very recently deceased.... I doubt I'd have been able to capture such a nice detail otherwise. I don't know what happened, though perhaps I may have interrupted a bird of prey. They aren't uncommon - there are mole holes/hills all over the place, though I do think it's fairly rare to see them live above ground.
    2. Wet and more wet.... We've made up for our dry fall this year with an insanely wet winter. We've set some records for most days of rain in a row. I think we had almost (maybe more) 2 straight months with everyday having measurable rainfall. It's been a little dicey in the outdoors - recently the rain has been heavy, so there's lots of flooding, mudslides and avalanche danger. It was super nice to just get outside yesterday. We still had to be careful of where we went, but at least the sun was out and it wasn't windy!
    3. Comment on Chestnut capped mushroom 7 months ago
      certainly looks like it could be, or maybe Pluteus exilis - if I'm remembering right, this one was ID'd for me by a local expert, but they may be simply going off of what they've always called it - and the species appears to have been split up fairly recently (2014)...
    4. Comment on hanging out on a cold morning 9 months ago
      They only have their crest during breeding season, and even then it’s kind of small and subtle. They get a little patch if white near the eye, I believe.
    5. Comment on Amur Maple - Acer ginnala 10 months ago
      Under your nose like a mustache? Never did that... we did throw them up in the air to see them come back down though... and we would stick cicada shells to our shirts like a piece of jewelry.
    6. Comment on green tipped coral 10 months ago
      very neat to find this one - it's so distinctive that I was able to positively ID it.
    7. Comment on Golden Crowned Sparrow - juvenile 10 months ago
      It was a nice little spot to hang out for a while. I'd bet if I'd been there in the early morning it would have been really hopping. The whole area used to be a fort, then a psychiatric hospital (part of it still is - across the street from the park area) until the 1960's. The puddle was on a foundation of a torn down building - nice wide and shallow - perfect for a bird bath. Lots of little birdies (mostly Juncos) were coming down to have a little dip.
    8. Comment on Red Ring Rot 10 months ago
      It would appear that Porodaedalea pini is a synonym and is the newest name. Things are changing fast the fungal world.... I think as dna sequencing becomes cheaper and faster we may see more and more taxonomy changes.
    9. Comment on Apologies needed, Lepiota magnispora 10 months ago
      I don't think that is an Agaricus... it looks much more like a Lepiota - likely Lepiota magnispora or possibly the much more rare Lepiota fuscosquamea. You would want to be *very* careful about ID's such as this. Lepiota are often deadly poisonous, while Agaricus augustus is a prized edible...
      Lepiota magnispora
      http://www.alpental.com/psms/PNWMushrooms/PictorialKey/Lepiota/Lepiota%20magnispora%20%253%20Steve%20Trudell.htm
      vs
      Agaricus augustus
      http://www.alpental.com/psms/PNWMushrooms/PictorialKey/Agaricus/Agaricus%20augustus%20@%20Steve%20Trudell.htm
    10. Comment on cucumber cap 11 months ago
      Cucumber rolls (cucumber wrapped in rice and seaweed) - at the sushi bar.