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Nature Up North Hike

Claire Burkum brought mushrooms, a wealth of knowledge, and a whole lot of energy to Wachtmeister Field Station for a mushroom workshop this Saturday. 25 people got out in the woods to do some mushroom hunting, and Claire taught about the anatomy of mushrooms, as well as some methods of identifying fungus. There are thousands upon thousands of fungi in the North Country alone, so there are plenty of specimens to practice identifying! 

Walking the beautiful trails at Indian Creek Nature Center with my camera. Really enjoyed photographing this beauty.

I was walking in my fields and noticed this Goldenrod Crab Spider hunting on a black-eyed susan.

The rain clouds parted enough for a beautiful afternoon of wildflower drawing for us at Wachtmeister Field Station in Canton, NY. After leaning how to set up a nature journal and some tips and tricks on wildflower drawing, we all got outside to do our sketching.  

I noticed this deer in through the trees. I didn't realize it was a buck until I took the pic.