Oh dear! I’ll let our preserve manager know there’s litter out there!
As for the dry “ponds,” a few years back we restored the stream running through Stroud by removing the dams, which allowed land to convert from ponds (man-made and not good for water quality) to wetlands (more diverse than coral reefs and wonderful for filtering water). – Stroud Preserve
To which I responded –
Thanks for the contact. I should have known better than to use the term ‘pond’ so loosely!
As for this little ‘gem’, it can be found in the larger of the two dam areas near 39°56’49” N 75°39’12” W, the upper one, walking up the dirt road…
Has anyone else Found something Odd within the Preserve?
April 8, 2015 – I volunteered at the Marsh Creek Sixth Grade Center, helping in their studies of Shamona Creek for science class. During the first session of the morning, while waiting for the students to arrive, I noticed a discarded car battery, laying with 10 feet of the creek.
A couple of days ago, I was walking through this area of Struble trail, and saw this series of large orange tree mushrooms. Unfortunately, I did not have my tripod for the required shot that I had in my head.
Fast forward today…
This is a series of (3) exposures for the HDR work, but shot at F22 with my Canon EF 28-135 IS USM lens.
These specimens range in size. The one on the left, mid frame, is easily 12 inches long!
I’m also still trying to identify this species of tree mushroom, so if you know, please contact me!
2014-Nov-26 16:48 – Having now skimmed through several of the References listed, I think this is either an “Artist’s Conk, Artist’s Bracket, Flacher Lackporling” Ganoderma applanatum (Fomes applanatus) or a “Sulfur Shelf, Crab of the Woods, Chicken of the Woods, sulphur polypore”, Laetiporus sulphureus (Polyporus sulphureus).
2014-Nov-28 17:03 – By request, I have added another images of these specimens .