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Naturalist and environmental educator by trade. Have lived and worked in FL, TN, MN, and now NC.
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Thanks! These always strike me as very "alien".
Thanks! I love these guys!
Full disclosure: it could easily be Clavariadelphus pistillaris. However, I see oak leaves in the litter and since C. americanus is mycorrizal with oak I went with that one.
Really hard to say without a better look - could possibly be a queen snake, especially so close to the creek.
Poor little guy, he may have died over the winter. You can tell he's a male by the curve of his plastron (lower shell). The undersides of males are concave to facilitate mating.
Thanks! Full disclosure: I didn't even notice the spider until I was reviewing these photos later - I was just shooting the molts!
Thanks Heather! That was just the lead I needed - based on recorded sightings it is almost certainly skunk vine. It seems sewer vine is currently restricted to Miami-Dade and Broward counties.
Thanks! I'm new to mushrooming and it's been really fun finding and trying to ID all these colorful beauties!
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