|Unidentified mushrooms, with slug nibbles.|
The search was not without its risks:
|Hungry predator overhead. (About 10 feet up. I couldn't see her web at all.)|
|Cross spider, Araneus diadematus, on the shore of Upper Campbell Lake.|
I wonder: how is it that I walk down a trail unmolested, return immediately, and run face-first into a spider web across that same trail?
It was almost sunset by the time I'd found the mushrooms, so I went on ahead to the dam to watch the light fade.
|Glow beyond the hills. Facing southeast, from the top of the dam.|
|Weeds on the rocks. Elk River Road bridge straight ahead.|
|Looking northwest. 7:22 PM.|
So: few mushrooms, so I'll have an excuse to go that way again next month. A narrow escape from spider fangs. And a peaceful half hour on the dam; this trip had everything!
|The arrow points to the dam.|
A Skywatch post.