Therefore, I present unto you my new photogallery that will allow you to check both areas of interests off your daily checklist of areas in which to be interested. The gallery is entitled Mushrooms & Lichens. (Those are all links to check out the whole presentation.)
To be fair, there are also grasses, assorted mosses and some toes featured in the photo set. I seek to offer compelling and yet also artistic coverage of what happens when it is super damp outside in the woods. And, like all good art, it also makes you ask questions.
Like: Why do all the mushrooms look sort of nibbled on?
And, like great journalism, it answers questions you didn't even know you had before you saw the nibbled mushroom.
Answer: Slugs! But, like great art, some of the questions are unanswered. Like: Do slugs have psychedelic trips when they eat the mushrooms and see white rabbits with pocket watches? That is something to ponder.
Also, there is lichen.
Which is our "plant" of the week. Even though it's actually not a plant at all. Good journalism makes you seek out more information. Learning.