This afternoon I went out to scout the location where I'm leading a trail club hike tomorrow. I've hiked it before, but I wanted to go in the opposite direction, and didn't want to make any mistakes. So, Maggie and I had a nice walk, and it was just what we were supposed to be doing!
These little golden mushrooms were growing in the path. I'm no mushroom expert. I've looked in the book, but don't really have any good guesses on their ID. But they're cute.
Finally, here's a favorite. These are the leaves of the American sassafras, Sassafras albidum. You can see all three forms. The single-lobed leaf, the mitten, and the three-lobed leaf. I love sassafras. It seems to me that every single stage of it's life is odd in some way. Maybe I should do a whole post about it. I have pictures of most of those phases now.
The walk was great, and I'll see it all again tomorrow with some other folks. There is supposed to be more sun tomorrow, so perhaps I'll get some even better pictures. Come back and find out!
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