Sunday, January 02, 2011

First Hike of Mt. Pisgah for 2011

We went hiking today at Mt. Pisgah Arboretum. We set out around 1 PM; it was a little above freezing -- so the mud puddles in the shade were frozen and the ones in the sun were mushy.


One of the things I noticed was what Mark called the fruiting body on this teeny-tiny lichen. For scale, the green thing that looks like a vine in this picture is actually a strand of moss.





The sun was out and shining through the ferns which were growing on the oaks (so yes; I was able to stand while taking this photo).




At the end of the hike was the obligatory art shot.
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