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Φεβρουάριος 18, 2019

Key to Southeastern Species of Auricularia

I found this paper describing the five species of Auricularia in the southeastern US. I thought it might be of interest to other mushroom lovers:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/270087253_Systematics_of_the_genus_Auricularia_with_an_emphasis_on_species_from_the_southeastern_United_States

Now I will have to go through my observations of this genus and fix my IDs!

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Φεβρουάριος 06, 2019

Red Slough WMA: It's For the Birds!

Last weekend I went to Red Slough WMA in Oklahoma, which is just two miles over the Texas border. Red Slough was created to protect migrating waterfowl. The park is mainly a grid of levees in a marsh. There are several bird watching platforms throughout the park, and one corner has reservoirs for fishing. About Red Slough: https://www.wildlifedepartment.com/wildlife-management-areas/red-slough

Large flocks of ducks were everywhere, but they are sneaky ducks that hide just out of reach of my telephoto camera, so I only got a couple of photos. I need to wait for a sunny day and sit on one of the platforms with my spotting scope, camera attached, to document the ducks.

Frogs were everywhere! The whole time I was there, there was a loud chorus of various frogs---cajun chorus frog, leopard frog, and spring peeper. As I explored the levees, frogs were constantly hopping around in front of me.

Speaking of Oklahoma, it looks like Oklahoma State University does an iNat bioblitz in the spring. http://biosurvey.ou.edu/bioblitz-oklahoma/ They don't have any information posted for this year, but from past blitzes, it looks like it takes place in the entire month of April and anything wild is acceptable. If they do it again, I want to go back to Red Slough since it looks like a great place for dragonflies and pollinators. I could hit the other McCurtain County parks since it's the closest county to where I live.

I found a book of illustrated keys to the plants of Oklahoma for $35 here: https://www.floraoklahoma.org/
I'm going to order it so I'll be ready. :-)

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