Birding at Twin Ponds Park the morning of February 20, 2021

Monday, March 1, 2021

A small log, half submerged in the water, is covered with small brownish semi-circular creatures a couple of inches high. At first they look live, but upon scrutiny, they are mushrooms standing up like a dancer's fan.
Submerged log with mushrooms
Can someone identify the mushrooms?

The mushrooms on the log are Turkey Tails (Trametes vericolor) Cap: Fan-shaped with overlapping bands of white, brown, blue and black. Underside is white or yellow. Gills: none, underside of cap is sponge-like Spore Print: white Habitat: Deciduous and coniferous forests.

Information from Mushrooms: An Introduction to Familia North American Species by James Kavanaugh Waterford Press

Thanks to Charlotte Beyer for providing this information.

Red head, black wings, gray body, long pointed beak, clinging to the side of a small tree trunk
Red Breasted Sapsucker (Trail of the Cedars)

male and female wood ducks. she is plain jane brown but he looks like he was painted by a hobbyist. dark green back, tan belly. white accent lines between the green and tan
Wood Ducks (north pond)

All photos by Courtney V. Harris, Meridian Park neighborhood wildlife enthusiast


Unknown March 8, 2021 at 12:06 PM  

very nice Diana Kindred (colorado cousin)

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