Right before giving a Teaming with Wildlife presentation to the Prairies and Timbers Audubon Society, I ate dinner at this park. It's more of a recreation park -- I wish they would have left at least a little bit of it wild... Ah well. Still spotted a few critters and plants.
A small colony of these growing on the track.
Basidiomycota /bəˌsɪdi.ɵmaɪˈkoʊtə/ is one of two large phyla that, together with the Ascomycota, constitute the subkingdom Dikarya (often referred to as the "higher fungi") within the kingdom Fungi. More specifically the Basidiomycota include these groups: mushrooms, puffballs, stinkhorns, bracket fungi, other polypores, jelly fungi, boletes, chanterelles, earth stars, smuts, bunts, rusts, mirror yeasts, and the human pathogenic yeast Cryptococcus. Basically, Basidiomycota are filamentous fungi composed of hyphae (except for yeasts), and reproducing sexually via the formation...