Sherman Park, Clinton County, Iowa
A picture of the group in case we lost someone.
Dave's campground. After the foray, he treated us to fire grilled corn and hotdogs.
Dave L. talking to some local residents that joined us on the foray.
The mosquitos were really fond of Dean
Not bad lighting. Half moldy
These brick colored boletes were everywhere. Most were covered in white mold. What is the substance near the bottom of the photo with the little spikes? Could it be a coral fungi, or maybe a Cordyceps? I did not notice it when I took the picture.
We found several areas with inky caps, some fresh, some not.
Carbon Balls, Daldinia concentrica
Acryria cinerea (stellate form)
Russula and friend
Phaeocalicium polyporaeum on Purple tooth (Trichaptum biforme) or as we call them, Fairy Pins.
Akanthomyces species ?? Fungus spores infect the body of the moth consuming it from the inside out, killing it.
Akanthomyces species?? Fruit bodies extend out of the moth body.
Death by fungus.A moth consumed by Akanthomyces species
After returning from the foray, this dragonfly posed for me on my bug-eaten basil.