Young Hemlock Reishi

Well  looky here. I spy a tree FULL of young Hemlock Reishi! Here in the northeast our ‘Reishi’ is Hemlock reishi, Ganoderma tsugae.  The original reishi, or Ganoderma lucidum, grows on …

Michelle loves slime mold.

Yes. I’ve said it. I love slime mold! Slime molds (or Myxomycetes) are some of the most unique organisms you will find in the woods. They are not fungi, even …

More May Wildflowers!

‘Tis the season for lots of wildflowers to start blooming here in New Hampshire! Wild sarsparilla, or Aralia nudicaulis, is a common sight in the woods these days. They are …

False Hellebore, Veratrum viride

Holy Hellebore

False Hellebore. Indian Poke.  Veratrum viride. Don’t eat this stuff, ok? A basic grasp of Latin and Greek can tell you a lot about the plants you are looking at. …