Anne Elliott's photos with the moss

Unidentified fungus

Unidentified fungus
This is a macro shot of a cluster of small fungi that seem to have no particular shape. Wish I knew a lot about mushrooms and other fungi. I wonder if they are some kind of Saddle fungus - I came across Helvella elastica on an Internet search last night…
Added on March  8, 2017

Colour among the mosses and lichens

Colour among the mosses and lichens
It's snowing again today, 26 February 2017, so I grabbed this photo to add a bit of colour. The temperature is -10C (windchill -18C), with -17C (windchill -24C) forecast for tomorrow morning. After that, things should start to warm up again..

On 12 Aug…
Added on February 26, 2017

Decorating the base of a tree

Decorating the base of a tree
On 8 August 2015, I decided to drive SW of the city for a while. It was a Saturday, so I thought I would go and check if there were other people parked at Brown-Lowery Provincial Park. I had more or less stopped going into the forest there by myself, es…
Added on February 10, 2017

The Sickener / Russula emetica?

The Sickener / Russula emetica?
Our bitterly cold weather continues. Yesterday, 6 February 2017, the forecast for this morning was -28C (windchill -35C!). Forecast for tomorrow morning is -27C (windchill -36C). After that, things are supposed to warm up, thank goodness. I haven't be…
Added on February  7, 2017

Small fungi growing among the mosses

Small fungi growing among the mosses
On 3 September 2016, we had a fungi morning, which was quite rewarding and definitely fun. Our leader and friend, Karel, is very knowledgeable about fungi and he took 14 of us (plus Karel's two beautiful Beagles) on a foray to West Bragg Creek, maybe an…
Added on December  4, 2016

False Morel fungus

False Morel fungus
On 3 September 2016, we had a fungi morning, which was quite rewarding and definitely fun. Our leader and friend, Karel, is very knowledgeable about fungi and he took 14 of us (plus Karel's two beautiful Beagles) on a foray to West Bragg Creek, maybe an…
Added on November 19, 2016

Hiding in the shadows

Hiding in the shadows
On 12 August 2016, friend Dorothy phoned and asked if I'd like to go with them to Kananaskis for the day, the next day. A last minute decision - and of course I said yes! What a great day we had in the mountains, with perfect weather and so many mushroo…
Added on November 10, 2016

Hypomyces luteovirens, syn. Hypomyces tulasneanus

Hypomyces luteovirens, syn. Hypomyces tulasneanus
Posted for interest and a record, not for photogenic quality. This was one of the fungi I photographed when a group of us went to West Bragg Creek on 3 September 2016, to search for mushroom species. Afterwards, I got an e-mail asking if any of us had ph…
Added on November  7, 2016

Fungi goblets

Fungi goblets
This photo was taken on 6 August 2016, when I went on a mushroom foray at Rod Handfield's acreage. Though this was a fungi day (well, morning), we also came across a few wildflower species, too.

I found the whole day physically and mentally exhausting…
Added on October 20, 2016

Growing amongst the mosses

Growing amongst the mosses
"The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has a rare opportunity to protect a 640-acre (260-hectare) property neighbouring Alberta's capital city. In 1974, five families bought Bunchberry Meadows Conservation Area — a parcel of land bordering Edmonton near…
Added on September 20, 2016