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Fungus photos from the park where I work, Houston, TX, USA.
As a naturalist, fungus/mushroom ID is a relatively new interest for me, so I’m still not 100 % certain of my IDs. You gotta go out there and try though. Let me know, if you know wild mushrooms well, and you think I’ve misidentified any of these…
Top 4 - Rusty-red Bolete (Boletus rubellus), associated with oaks, grows from the soil, edible.
Middle - Turkey-tail Shelf Fungus (Trametes versicolor), grows on dead wood (stumps and logs), not edible.
Bttm 4 - Tenacious Bolete (Boletus tenax), associated with oaks, grows from soil, edible.
* I would not base eating wild mushrooms on my observations, be very cautious about eating wild mushrooms (I never do).
Luke and I were looking at Hieronymus Bosch’s painting The Garden of Earthly Delights and discovered, much to our amusement, music written upon the posterior of one of the many tortured denizens of the rightmost panel of the painting which is intended to represent Hell. I decided to transcribe it into modern notation, assuming the second line of the staff is C, as is common for chants of this era.
so yes this is LITERALLY the 600-years-old butt song from hell
I can’t NOT reblog a 600 year old butt song from Hell.
The 600 year old butt song from Hell is back on my dash! Happy day!
I just got a couple of really great books. Though i don’t live in either part of the country, these were well worth the money!
Globemallow Leaf Beetle - Calligrapha serpentina
The Globemallow Leaf Beetle may look like a type of Lady Bug, bit it is not. As a member of the leaf beetles family (Chrysomelidae) the diet of Calligrapha serpentina is plant-based, unlike the carnivorous diet of Lady Bugs. In fact, many leaf beetles are considered pests due to the extensive damage they inflict on the plants they are eating.
As its common name suggests, the preferred vegetation of Calligrapha serpentina are plants in the mallow family, specifically the bushy, bright, desert-growing Globemallow.
This species occurs in the southwestern of the United States and Mexico.
Photo credit: ©Dave Beaudette | Locality: Fort Huachuca, Cochise County, Arizona, US (2014)