Footnote: the Klein Lake trail

We hiked the Klein Lake trail this morning and on our way back down, I saw this piece of alder on the ground, amost hidden in fallen leaves. There’s a veritable forest of tiny fungii growing on it! I’ve never seen fungus like this.

I think it’s Xylaria hypoxylon, the candlesnuff, or candlestick, fungus. So tiny, and kind of beautiful, and eerie in its colouring. How many other things do I miss by not looking down when I walk? I’m going to start paying more attention.

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~ by theresakishkan on November 16, 2012.

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