Chestnut Hill Reservoir Walk on Oct 5, 2022

I walked around for about 40 minutes along the Chestnut Hill Reservoir next to campus, walking on the main walkway and in the wooded areas surrounding it. The weather was cold (~55 degrees) and rainy, so it was muddy and wet around the path. Since I was searching for fungi, I made sure to look close to the ground in more shaded portions of the path. To my surprise, there were a lot more kinds of fungi in a small portion of the reservoir than I thought there would be. The amount of diversity of fungi species was surprising, as I thought they would be relatively homogenous. The fungi very clearly preferred to grow near other dead plants and in low to ground regions. I think the wetter weather definitely made the fungi more visible as well.

Posted by rileypsmith_ rileypsmith_, 05 October, 2022 18:08

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Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)

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rileypsmith_

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October 5, 2022 11:25 AM EDT

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Common Earthball (Scleroderma citrinum)

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October 5, 2022 11:28 AM EDT

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rileypsmith_

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October 5, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

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Dryad's Saddle (Cerioporus squamosus)

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rileypsmith_

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October 5, 2022 11:33 AM EDT

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Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

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October 5, 2022 11:47 AM EDT

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rileypsmith_

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October 5, 2022 12:05 PM EDT

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