The other morning my daughter and I decided to take a walk at the nearby lake. I often take sunset photos here and it's beautiful in spring with the many redbud trees and flowering wild plums. She didn't have to go to work until noon as she was working late that day, so we had time for a walk and to also look for some morel mushrooms.
Let's drive down one of the points on the lake and see what we can find.
I spent more time with my camera looking at interesting trees and snapping photos than looking for 'shrooms.
Several patches of May Apples (podophyllum peltatump) were seen. These plants that grow in wooded areas before the trees have leafed out will produce small apples, but I wouldn't eat one. The seeds of the fruit are poisonous, as are the roots of the plants.
Here's my daughter walking by one of the many wild plums looking for a mushroom. "Hey, Kim! I think you need to go deeper into the woods!" She's afraid of snakes.
We saw lots of ducks in and out of the water. I don't have a clue as to what kind of duck this is. Anyone know?
I wonder if this is the same Blue Heron that visits our pond? The lake is not far from our house as the crow flies, as they say.
We didn't find even one little bitty mushroom, but we did find it was a perfect morning for a walk by the lake!
Happy Wednesday to you!
Until next time...