Nature hikes reveal hidden “microscapes”

In today’s modern world of smartphones and other touch screen devices, it is easy to zoom into the details of a landscape with the quick swipe of two fingers on the screen. However, an entire world of hidden “microscapes” escapes our notice if we restrict our curiosity to viewing the photo journeys of others.

Many of these patterns can be found in your backyard or in your local parks. Go hiking this year and see how many you can find!

These motifs were gathered from mushrooms photographed mostly in Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio.

The species list includes:

Boletinellus merulioides, Hydnum spp., Aureoboletus auriporus, Trametopsis cervina, Lactarius gerardii, Daedalea quercina, Grifola frondosa, Daedaleopsis confragosa, Lycoperdon perlatum, Pseudoinonotus (or Inonotus) dryadeus, Phlebia tremellosa, Schizophyllum commune, Morchella semilibera, Phellodon confluens, Trametes betulina, Trametes cinnabarina, Xylobolus frustulatus, Rhodotus palmatus, Phyllotopsis nidulans, Strobilomyces spp., Stropharia rugosoannulata, Pholiota squarrosoides and Trechispora spp.





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