Hiking photos

Today was the first day in quite a while that’s been nice enough to spend outside, so I invited Kelsey to explore a couple of local forest preserves with me. The weather was beautiful – 55º, sunny, and not too windy – and I got to take lots of great photos. And, we saw lots of mushrooms and fungi!

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We didn’t spend as much time at the second preserve, but we DID find this brain fungi just off of one of the main trails.

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We also saw some cool bracket fungi, and a strange red plant (or maybe some sort of fungi?) growing in patches of moss on a fallen tree trunk.

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If anyone recognizes the fungi and/or plants pictured, please feel free to comment with their names! I’m especially interested to know what those red things are.

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