October 25, 2004

Scouting

This weekend I scouted locations for placing a new geocache. It won’t be long now before I have my first hide.

I’ve got some pictures from the general vicinity of my intended cache hide.

That photo on the right is from an overlook of a salt marsh. The location is in Dartmouth, MA, famous for its salt marshes.

The next image is of a polypore mushroom “Laetiporus sulphureus” - a so-called “Chicken Mushroom.” This edible mushroom can often be found in this area growing off the side of some tree.

I also saw some “little brown mushrooms.” Not a good idea to eat those; it’s too hard to determine exactly what they are. I think they’re “boletes” but not sure. Still, neat to look at.

While I was scouting, I came too close to the pond and startled some geese. A couple of swans, however, were unconcerned about my presence.

Click any of the photos for larger versions.

Posted by James at October 25, 2004 9:51 AM
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Beautiful pictures. I briefly considered making the salt marsh my desktop picture, but I just couldn't replace my current pic: Varitek picking up Embree after the ALCS game 7 win.

Posted by: Patti M. at October 25, 2004 12:26 PM

Thanks! I understand completely--keep your current desktop.

BTW - if anyone ever wants high resolution versions of any of my images, all you have to do is ask.

Posted by: James at October 25, 2004 1:33 PM

Hahaha that first mushroom looks like tree feces if tree gave off fecal matter!

Posted by: MK at October 25, 2004 3:52 PM

I think it resembles some sort of coral.

In any case, neither feces nor coral are good to eat. Supposedly this mushroom is.

Posted by: James at October 25, 2004 4:06 PM

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