Insects, Flowers And Even Some Birds With My Macro Lens.
It’s the peak of mushroom season here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. So I was out walking with my macro lens again. As regular followers of my blog would know, I don’t share the location of my hikes when in search of wild mushrooms. Unfortunately, once again, I found more insects and flowers than I did mushrooms.
and a couple of nice ‘red top” mushrooms at the start of my hike. The aspen scaber bolete and birch scaber bolete are the mushrooms my dad thought us to pick. I need to find these mushrooms for soup on Christmas Eve. My nieces Kelly and Cassidy carry on this wonderful tradition. I have to find the mushrooms. And it gets harder each year because of the continuing loss of the woods they grow in.
Although I wasn’t finding any mushrooms I continued my hike, enjoying the late Summer sunshine and the flowers and insects I saw along the way, including many bees visiting the last flowers of summer.
The trail I followed led to some wetland area. Located in some isolated former strip mine areas, I was glad to see a family of Canada geese swimming in a pond. These geese most likely raised their family in this isolated area. Usually you find larger flocks on the lakes closer to farms and urban areas were the birds can supplement their natural diets with food provided by humans. Not this geese. They lived their lives here free of human influence.
I returned to my jeep with only a couple of mushrooms. But September is also a good month for mushrooms. And a steady, heavy rain is falling as I finish this blog. Rain in September usually produces an abundance of mushrooms. and I will be out looking for them. Here is a link to some more photographs from my hike. Macro Lens Hike August 31 2019.