Here’s your assignment:
Find cool little bitties of nature around your place of dwelling
On Sunday, it was a rainy day. The nice, melancholy kind of rainy. I waited till it slowed to a light drizzle, then went outside. First thing I noticed was a cedar bush which had been populated by funnel web spiders. Most of them were squeezed tight in their little funnels, but this guy seemed to be enjoying the rain.
Here’s a shot of another part of his web. It was purty.
I spotted a cool shelf fungus growing on a gnarled old tree. It was pretty big! This stack was a good 2 feet high, and the widest shelf was at least a foot.
Getting closer, I noticed a little maggot on one part. Do maggots eat fungi?
I saw another maggot then, and another. The falling things and little pats coming from the branches weren’t raindrops, as I’d thought, but maggots. They were leaping. Mainly at me. I didn’t stick around to see where they were coming from.
But here’s a shot of another fungus on the other side of the tree!