Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Morels and golden mice

Last weekend's excursion in the Garden was great -- not only did we get to learn and hear all sorts of birds (I'm learning more as fast as I can) but we discovered all sorts of other things.

Calycanthus (Sweet shrub) fruit (seeds eaten by Golden Mice)
Calycanthus fruits, predated by Golden Mice, were totally cool -- in my home landscape, we don't have Golden Mice, so have intact fruits.

A good friend who was also part of the Saturday group was able to pass on this 'ecological story' to a group of OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) folks in a hiking group this week. How nice.

We even saw a morel!

2 comments:

  1. Lisa,

    Nice finding the morel, not easy to see on the forest floor. WE have found 3 on or property.

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  2. I will have to keep my eyes open for morels....have seen lots of other mushrooms.

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