Sunday Afternoon Walk at Chestnut Hill Reservoir

Today, I went for a walk by the Chestnut Hill Reservoir. Unlike my last nature walk, the temperature today was much cooler and the wind was steady and strong at around 12 miles per hour. The reservoir surface was rippling. It was still nice to get outside and enjoy some fresh air before the sun goes down. On my walk, I encountered several cases of stereum, all located on different trees scattered throughout the woods. I also saw a few mushrooms at the base of a large oak tree. I saw lichens at the beginning and end of my walk on several trees as well. The coolest thing I saw was the bleeding oak crust, which were present on a dead oak tree trunk. These fungi help decompose the tree.

Posted by oneillcw oneillcw, 02 October, 2022 21:49

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oneillcw

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October 2, 2022 04:43 PM EDT

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oneillcw

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October 2, 2022 04:49 PM EDT

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Butterflies and Moths (Order Lepidoptera)

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October 2, 2022 04:59 PM EDT

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Bleeding Oak Crust (Stereum gausapatum)

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oneillcw

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October 2, 2022 05:22 PM EDT

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Honey Fungus (Armillaria mellea)

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oneillcw

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October 2, 2022 05:14 PM EDT

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October 2, 2022 05:11 PM EDT

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October 2, 2022 05:11 PM EDT

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oneillcw

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October 2, 2022 05:10 PM EDT

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Honey Fungus (Armillaria mellea)

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oneillcw

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October 2, 2022 05:07 PM EDT

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Greenshield Lichens (Genus Flavoparmelia)

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oneillcw

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October 2, 2022 04:58 PM EDT

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oneillcw

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October 2, 2022 05:10 PM EDT

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