Monthly Archives: January 2015

Smoking mushrooms

It wasn’t until I naively googled “smokers” and “smoking mushrooms” that I realized the joke had been on me for a long time. How could I have not noticed our innocent childhood names had multiple meanings?

Befuddling leaves and accidental tree friends

While I was feeling increasingly frustrated what actually happened is I got to know a tree better than I’ve known any tree in my life.

The elusive, magnificent wheel bug

I stopped to look at the strange bumblebee, saw the un-mistakable spiked ridge on the back of the insect eating it and dropped my shovel. Finally, a wheel bug!