Took a break yesterday and went for a walk at nearby Lake Ocquittunk. The weather wasn’t very cooperative for sunshine and good lighting for photos, but Boomer had fun sniffing out squirrels and I had fun just observing different things.

Lake Ocquittunk looked cold and dreary yesterday, but the trees across the lake promised some bright colors next time the sun pokes through these persistent clouds.

There used to be beavers on this lake. Haven’t seen any in a long time, but signs of their passing are still on the shore. An old stump from a long-felled tree, now home to some very nice fungi.
Nearby, a dead tree – one that had been completely girdled by the beavers.

There was also this ground-clinging fungi, not necessarily related to the beavers, but pretty nevertheless. I don’t have a fungi field guide handy, so I have no clue what this is, but it reminds me of the turkey-tail fungi that grows on rotting logs. Maybe underneath this one, there’s a scrap of old tree.

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One Response to “Ocquittunk”

  1. Lynne Says:

    I think I’m going to have to put a fungi field guide on my wish list! Sunshine or no, it looks like a beautiful view by that lake. We’re having 80 degrees, sun and strong winds here in Minnesota today. The leaves are blowing down like crazy!

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