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Tuesday, April 11, 2006


Wisconsin Fungus: So Many Varieties!

Wisconsin has some of the nation's most interesting mushrooms and other fungus species. Those picture above were photographed on a tree about 90 minutes north of Appleton. Wisconsin's woods are beautiful places and offer one important benefit over many other states in the US: almost no venomous snakes. There is a small species of rattlesnake in the distant southwestern corner of the state, I hear, but harmful snake bites are essentially unheard of. We do have an occasional mosquito, I'll admit - but you won't find may places with more enjoyable outdoors than Wisconsin.

Here's a yellow mushroom photographed in the same region:

And here's one from High Cliff State Park: