Take it from this iguana, or from the red and ready labios de mujer: Phyte Club isn’t morphing into a blog about Costa Rica. Plant-wise, I’m not even that in to the tropics. However, I did just spend the first couple weeks of December tromping the country’s slippery trails, which necessitates at least a [...]
There are lichen that grow on rocks, organically painting their hard surfaces with a spectrum from fluorescent split pea to brick orange. Others are epiphytes, growing on branches and twigs and making them even more textured and green. Then there are some that colonize the top of a Volkswagen bus.
Yep, my daddy’s 1971 beat-up ride is [...]
The John Muir Trail is a very sweet place.
So sweet that…..
…..for once my botanizing was superseded by being.
(Yikes, I know. I’m going to try my hardest not to do it again.)
As such, I didn’t take very many photos. And since a field guide would be extraneous weight which would mean less [...]
pooting putridity: compare to 3/4 inch-long redwood cone on left for an idea of size
I came across my third stinkhorn (species unknown, Order: Phallales) of the season, initially thinking from the corner of my eye it was a doggie chew-toy rather than a very bizarre mushroom . Before last January, I’d only [...]