by Ruth Categories: PhotographyTags: neighborhood, photography, Pittsburgh PA, postaday, skateboard, walk 3 Comments
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Can You Feel It?
Walking in Zagreb City Center
Every Monday Restless Jo posts her walks (click to see Tróia) she has many blog followers sharing their walks. Jo often leaves a good word on my blog. Although I’ve been “walking along” with Jo for years, this is my first time to join the community of walkers, too. Total 5.6 miles walk but…..
I started on the tram. I had the four kuna ready.
I actually started my walk at the Zagreb Botanical Garden in beautiful autumn colors
Little Free Library Extraordinaire
Clintonville, Ohio a neighborhood in Columbus. There are wonderful Little free libraries all over and when we walk we see them but this one takes the prize. Take a Book Share a Book. “
Expanding book access.”
I posted about a Little Free library at the bus stop in Pittsburgh in 2021 and also about the Little Free libraries on a post tiny libraries in 2016
You Have to be Certain of Edibility. You Can’t Guess
Fungi. There are so many different types. Yes, there are many that are edible. But there are others that are poisonous. The one in the photo did not tempt me. I can’t picture it on a plate. Perhaps you know what it is.
I couldn’t identify this growth even with all the photos-there are so many interesting names of Fungi – from Milky Caps to Hairy Cushion. There are corals,hoofs, shelfs and caps. There are fungi named Hedgehogs or Turkey Tail. Even a false morel.
The authors say in their guide “Although we provide information about edibility in this guide, DO NOT eat any mushroom unless you are absolutely certain of its identity: many mushroom species look alike and some species are highly poisonous.”
Here’s a comprehensive publication from the USDA with photos. Field Guide to Common Macrofungi in Eastern Forests and Their Ecosystem Functions
Michael E. Ostry Neil A. Anderson Joseph G. O’Brien
Tree Fun Found on a Walk
When you look down
Milkweed Bugs are not Pests
Milkweed bugs are NOT pests according to this article “ Lesser Milkweed Bugs (Lygaeus kalmii) and Large Milkweed Bugs (Oncopetus fasciatus), look very similar to each other. They are differentiated by size and the design on their backs.”
Charlie found these Milkweed Bugs on the milkweed as we walked around his neighborhood. Their coloring is a warning to predators, “don’t eat me!”