Tag Archives: Amherst

09.28.2017-2 Moonset over Mount Hitchcock

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09.26.2018 Three Edibles

I don’t forage, so these had nothing to fear from me and I wasn’t going to deprive all those spores of their destinies.  But there are a few mushrooms that are unmistakable even to a layperson like me. This is … Continue reading

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08.23.2018 Black Trumpet Fungaretum and a Close Up

What luck. Yesterday I had a quick drapery rod installation for a store customer.  As I unloaded my tools and said rod entering through the garage, I noticed a motherlode of Black Trumpet mushrooms along the front sidewalk.  The customer … Continue reading

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08.12.2018 Amanita…do not eat a

The Blusher (Amanita rubescens) is variable in appearance. Supposedly edible if properly prepared (like a pufferfish), but as I suggest in the title, I wouldn’t take a chance on any Amanita.

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08.11.2018 I do love me a good fog

Owens Pond is a favorite spot for a couple of reasons, foggy tree reflections being the main attraction. Early Sunday morning, August 5th, I had it all to myself.  Peace, quiet, tranquility.

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08.10.2018 South Amherst Sunrise

After a storm, quite often the departing clouds light up at sunrise.

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07.25.2018 Why the stern look?

I don’t know whether frogs and toads can shape a smile or not, but they always look rather  irritated.  I had to guide this little American Toad out of Bentley’s circle of influence.  I don’t think he would have tried … Continue reading

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