May 4, 2009 – A Walk in the Spring Forest

Martin and I went for a walk/bike in the spring forest looking for morels.  Our mushroom-gathering bag remains empty, but we did enjoy the evening nonetheless.

The spring woodland flowers are out in full regalia.  I’m not a botanist, but this looks like a dainty hepatica.

Purple violets.

Yellow violets.

Bluebells.

And this funky fungi, I think I’ll call it pipe organ mushroom, although I haven’t a clue to its real name.

Finally, some moss sporophytes end the botanical portion of the walk.

I believe that kids don’t have enough unstructured play, especially unstructured out-of-doors play.  Here Martin crawled down a small ravine about 6 feet deep and was working on making a dam to stop the water.  Great kid work.

one year ago…”Finally, Something in the Garden”