How about some healthy oven baked chips, sound good? This specimen was seen hiking the Angels Rest trail in the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon side, October 9, 2005. This type of fungus often looks like potato chips to me!
A friendly greeter at one of the Colonial Creek campground sites. THIS must be our site, here is a lovely old aquaintance from some early days of riding dual sport. We first saw this jelly fungus in the North Plains area in Oregon. Elsewhere in the gallery are a gorgeous shade of yellow jellies as well. This fellow was photgraphed in mid October of 2007.
Canada, a short walk into nearby woods - Banff National Park - August 2006.
The folowing information on Lichens is from this site: Wiki Lichen Lichens are symbiotic associations of a fungus (the mycobiont) with a photosynthetic partner (the photobiont also known as the phycobiont) that can produce food for the lichen from sunlight. This specimen was photographed in Canada, August 2006.
This specimen was seen hiking the Angels Rest trail in the Columbia River Gorge, October 9, 2005. It is a macro shot taken with an Olympus C5050Zoom.
November 11, 2007. Interesting!! This really COOL fungus was emerging from the end of a tree trunk on a short loop hike by Deception Creek off Steven's Pass in Washington. With your typical mushroom consistancy but the icicle configuration, this was a facinating looking fungus! There was a certain amount of 'melt' already showing at the tops of some of this bloom. I suspect that these have a very short bloom span. We felt very lucky to have caught this specimen today!!
First sighting of these 'apricot bowls' pushing their way through the ground. These were photographed hiking the Esmerelda Basin, near Cle Elum Washington on June 17, 2007.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA: Another example of the facinating and beautiful 'icicle' fungus that we happened upon.
Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Skykomish Ranger District - the Tonga Ridge/Sawyer Pass/Fisher Lakes Trail #1058. October 6, 2006. This was a most interesting find on a standout hike. These lichens appear to be BLOOMING....these jellie looking protrusions were coming out of the ends of many lichens anchored to huge boulders. We never would have seen them but were doing a scramble over the boulders up a 700' wash to find our way to Upper Fisher Lake. A most intriguing find.