The weather here has been cold and rainy for weeks. Eleven of the first sixteen days of October yielded over seven inches - the average for the entire month of October is only 1.6 inches! So, needless to say, we have been cooped up in the house for way too long. The sun finally showed it face yesterday, so we bundled up the whole family and hit the woods.
The air was a bit brisk, but the fall colors were really nice!
Because of all the rain, we saw lots of mushrooms and other fungi, like these Turkey Tail Fungus.
And these little brown mushrooms growing right out of a rotting log.
We also found lots of colonies of the very neat plant called a walking fern, because where ever the leaf tips touch the moist ground a new colony will start to grow. Thus the name 'walking fern'. A very cool little plant.