I have found the mushroom life at Kleb Woods interesting. Sometimes the first time I have seen a certain mushroom is at Kleb. We go on nature walks at a park in Houston and have been on the lookout for mushrooms or other decomposers, and have not had much luck. It is going to be a big job learning about this separate class of organisms. I found three that were very interesting:
I claimed this little beauty just off the boardwalk. A little lone mushroom
M and I found these mushrooms in a group together in the pine straw:
This is the last one that caught my attention. I have some of these growing on the log pile behind the garage at home:
JP uses the water from the wetland to use in his nature journal for his watercolors for a realistic look.
The last stop of the day, Mr. Collins showed us an old Oak tree that he had estimated to be 150 years old. The entire class has to journal about the tree, estimate its height, imagine and write about what it would have seen in the past 150 years of Texas history. It is relaxing just to focus on one object, take pictures, sketch, and take it all in.
|M climbed our favorite tree back in July 11. It just begs to be climbed.|