* Mushrooms

Giant Puffballs (10 to 70 cm in diameter)*

Giant Puffball (Up-Close)

Giant Puffball's Outer Skin

Giant Puffball's Spores

Giant Puffball Cracks Open** 

Around 40 cm-Giant Puffball

10175 150918  Artist's Conk (Ganoderma applanatum) mushroom
Artist's Conk Photos:   1  |   2  |  3   
Artist Conk Mushroom Drawings - Bing Images
Artist's Conk (Ganoderma applanatum) -
Ganoderma applanatum - Wikipedia  the Artist's Bracket or Artist's Conk

Nature 101: An anniversary artist's conk | The Concord Insider
Natureís Canvas: The Artistís Conk Inside Bainbridge

Mushrooms  |  Nature Notes 2015  |  Arboretum  |  

10192 150921  Slime Mold Photos:   1  |  2  (Up-Close) 
slime mold - Bing Images
Mould Time-lapse - The Great British Year Episode 4 Preview - BBC One - YouTube
slime mould - YouTube
Heather Barnett: What humans can learn from semi-intelligent slime - YouTube
Slime Molds  Microbe World
Slime mold - Wikipedia  or Slime moulds
Six Kingdoms of Classification - YouTube

10143 150912    Nature Notes September 12, 2015, Minneapolis/St. Paul/Bloomington/Chaska on Matt's Walk with the help of naturalist Julie (Mushrooms) at Arboretum
Mushrooms photos  (revised)
a medium sized bird (robin?), Chickadees (calls), a Hawk flying overhead, a flock of over 100 Pelicans flying overhead, Blue Jays (calls)
Hawk feathers,
a Painted Turtle covered in duckweed
sunning itself on the log in a pond covered in duckweed
a Monarch butterfly (female),
a Green Darner
Carolina Cricket calls,
Show and Tell: an old huge Giant Puffball,
Artist's Conk, Slime Mold, ... + Spore prints
Mushrooms: Turkey Tail, Artist's Conk, Eyelash Cup, Slime Mold, ...
Weird Plants: Indian Pipe, Tearthumb, Poison Ivy, Stinging Nettle, Jewelweed
Blooming: Jewelweed (Yellow and Orange), Wild Cucumber, White Snake Root, Parsley Hemlock, Water Hemlock, New England Aster, Purple-stemmed Aster, Prairie Dock, Compass Plant, Rosinweed
Fruiting: Thistle, Speckled Alder, Ironwood (Hornbeam, or Blue Beech), Dogwood, Winterberry, Chokeberry, Jack-in-the-pulpit, Wild Cucumber, Jewelweed (Touch-Me-Not), Ohio Buckeye, Black Walnut, Buttonbush, Oak
Fall Colors: some Virginia Creeper,

Minnesota Wildflowers  
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Nature Notes 2015

* On Naturalist Matt's Nature Walk with the help of Naturalist Julie at Arboretum, U of Minnesota, Chanhassen, MN, 060916.
** On Naturalist Jim's Nature Walk with the help of Naturalist Julie at Arboretum, U of Minnesota, Chanhassen, MN, 050917.

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