NYBG Flowers

2 of 6 of the Bronx Botanical Gardens series. You may notice that I swapped out backgrounds in some of these.

NYBG Ferns

While the weather was hot to hot to enjoy going out I stayed home and worked on the photographs I took in the New York Botanical Gardens, Bronx, New York on August 18, 2011. There are so many that I would like to share I will be posting these for six days.

Jamaica Bay

We had a brief but rewarding trip out to Jamaica Bay in Brooklyn, New York on the 15th of August. I added a few new odonates to my life list. I learned the word odonates from my fellow Linnaean NY members. September starts the new Zoom meetings and they are free. You may attend one from anywhere or view a recording of one if the timing isn’t right linnaeannewyork.org. The first one on September 14 will be about Bats.

Harriman Fungi

Here are some of the fungi we saw on July 29th by Stony Brook in Harriman State Park, NY. There were more mushrooms than I have seen in years that day. Conditions must have been just right. I did my best to ID these with my two books on Fungi. I am not 100% sure if I got them right. If there are any mycologists out there who can correct me, please do.

Need I say, do not eat the Destroying Angel, Amanita bisporigera – Wikipedia. I included the Indian Pipes, Monotropa uniflora – Wikipedia which is a plant and not a fungus.

Day at Harriman

An all day trip to Harriman State Park (ny.gov), Orange County, New York on July 29th plus with stops at Iona Island and Greenbrook Sanctuary | Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey (njpalisades.org) in New Jersey on the way home.

We hiked along a trail by Stony Brook for a few miles. All along the trail was a bonanza crop of Fungi. I’ll be posting those tomorrow.