This insect was sitting on a wild cherry twig, I couldn't get a good shot of his back, he kept flipping over.
These were growing on the bank of a small pond.
These 12-15 cm plants were found near a small pond. They remind me of tiny evergreen trees, and were growing in a patch about 4-5 feet across.
These flowers were found on two shrubs growing next to each other.
These large shrubs/small trees bear very small fruit resembling apples. The long spines on the branches earned them the name "Thorn Apples" when we were kids. The flowers don't smell pleasant.
Too far away for certainty, but it looked like a painted to me...
The bodies are well over an inch across. Bullfrogs?
more's the pity...
Radially lined, brownish or grayish cap, white stem, no ring. The mushroom emerges from a white volva, which can be seen as a cup or sac at the base of the stem.
Reddish-purplish spathulate jelly like fungi growing on wood.
Very small, bright yellow, saucer shaped fungi growing on wood, usually in clusters.
Tiny, gelatinous fungus with no gills or pores. Slick to slimy cap. Usually grows in moss or on well-rotted wood.
An entomopathogenic (kills bugs dead) fungus that penetrates the cuticle of an insect. It then grows within the body of the insect, killing it. It continues to grow, erupting from within the insect and sending out spores to continue the process. It's being studied as a biological control for some insect pests.
I'm hoping to get a better photo of this fungus in the future!
Tall and stately tan mushroom with brown scales and ring on stem. The ring can crack and fall off.
Striking blue-green, tiny cups. The fungus also stains green the wood on which it is growing.