Hello everyone on this sunny Saturday morning here at Steve’s Country. Muffin has claimed her favorite patch of sunlight to lie down and watch the bird activity for a while. Plus a squirrel running around in the trees out back. I finally got all my bird seed safely moved from outside storage, which I use in winter, to inside storage for the summer. I have to do that due to the bears that come around here. And they will likely be showing up very soon with this nice warm weather we are having right now. I don’t want the bears to find any food out there, they make such a mess. So do the raccoons. And both could easily get into my storage container out on the deck. But I needed something airtight inside to keep the pantry moths from taking over the apartment again. They love feasting on bird seed and peanuts, and I have stocked up on both so I don’t need to go out so often to get more. It was a bit tricky, but I managed to do it.
And now for some more interesting fungus art to enjoy…
Here we have the Berkely’s polypore which grows at the base of trees, usually a hardwood tree. It can get to be up to 90cm wide (3 ft) and can live up to a month. Edibility unknown, best to stay away from it then.
And here we have a nice looking mushroom called “Gallerina Marginata”.
And here we have another look at it from underneath, it can look quite beautiful as you can see. However, don’t touch, it is deadly poisonous. I repeat, don’t touch. Unfortunately some of the most beautiful looking mushrooms are deceiving. But they are nice to look at.
I hope you have a chance to enjoy your Saturday wherever you may live, and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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