The crew before we head into the woods. Paul and Suzan (our hosts) on the right.
Checking out the woods.
Jim, our hosts, Paul and Suzan, and their big, friendly German Shepard.
Many small red cups were found, Sarcoscypha occidentalis.
A large patch of Jelly Fungus, Exidia glandulosa
A patch of Tree Ears, Auricularia auricula.
One nice Morel among a small crowd of several past their "sell by" date.
Log Leaves, Stereum ostrea
I think this is some old candle snuffer, Dacryopinax elegans, but Dean and Damien said no.
We found a few morels near a dead elm tree. This one was the most photogenic.
Pheasant back. Did you notice the slug?
A lichen, green and leafy like lettuce with dark hairs on the edges. Perhaps Parmotrema margaritatum?
A close-up of the lichen edge.
Lycogala epidendrum, the "Pepto Bismol" slime mold.
A very young Pycnoporus cinnabarinus among some lichens.
A nice log of Tree Ears, Auricularia auricula.
photographer glen schwartzcedar co iowabrownwhitemorel