Spent most of my time looking at, growing, weighing, dissecting, caressing, keying, watering, fertilizing, pressing and reading/writing about chenopods.
|Atriplex sp. fruiting bracts. This is probably A. rosea, though the bracts are longer and rounder than any other|
A. rosea I have run into recently.
However, I got in some wonderful camping in the mountains with friends (and the new old truck!).
|Camping with the new old truck!|
Where we found a few mushrooms. Some edible.
And some not:
I even took a trip home, where I learned how to differentiate the plumages of adult and 2nd winter Ring-billed Gulls (among all sorts of wonderfulness of being in New England in November and seeing family and friends).
|2nd winter Ring-billed Gull. Note the uniformly dark primaries without white spotting. Also the blueish legs and bill.|
|2nd winter, in front, with two adults, behind.|
I'm about to depart on all sorts of adventures (Bahamas! Jordan and Israel!), I'll update this again at some