December 13th, 2010

dandelion

Urban Nature Pictures 12/13



This spider was found in a shipment of crickets. The Children's Zoo staff are now keeping it in a little terrarium as a sort of mascot in their lounge. I tried to identify it but it remains unknown to me.




This orange jelly fungus is only about an inch across. It's emerging from a painted bench. It might be witch's butter, but since that species is usually found on hardwoods and is a parasite of Stereum fungi, and this bench is most likely made of pine and probably doesn't have Stereum in it, I'm leaning toward Dacrymyces, an orange jelly that grows on pines and hemlocks.




Bonus Franklin Park Sunset.