gary fast

gary fast

I am a retired dentist who is lucky enough to combine my interests in both photography and the natural world around me.
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    1. We get used to it! It is the time of year. LOL
    2. May get around to that later today... if the power stays on. Lots of wind and rain predicted for today. Thanks for the encouragement.
    3. Nice capture, Christine. I was surprised to read that thistles are in the same family as sunflowers! Your photo reminded me of some photos I took of the same plant here on Cortes. Checking the dates, they were taken two days after yours. May get around to posting one.
    4. Comment on Fuscopannaria leucostictoides? 3 days ago
      Thanks, Ferdy. It’s nice to have a subject that one can pick up rather than get down on hands and knees to photograph!
    5. Deprecated?!? Poor Hygrophorus. Sounds terrible. LOL. Things change so rapidly although I believe I saw the date 1985 attached to the name Cuphophyllus borealis. Many thanks Christine.
    6. Thanks Christine. I may do that.
    7. Sounds good to me. Thanks.
    8. Comment on Fairy Fingers... Who Knew? 7 days ago
      Thanks, it was a nice “find”!
    9. Comment on Red Ring Rot 7 days ago
      Definitely hard for me to keep up with particularly when all my references are books printed quite a few years ago. LOL! Yes, the internet is a great help but the information seems, to me, to be scattered. Of DNA sequencing... both our daughter and her husband have degrees in molecular genetics and teach at UBC. Lots of talk about “sequencing”.
    10. Comment on Red Ring Rot 8 days ago
      Hi there, is Phellinus pini the same as Porodaedalea pini? My research seems to indicate it is but I’m still unclear which is the more common or newer name? What is your take on this question?