While our son Ben and I were out marking new fence line we saw a whole cluster of these mushrooms near a huge birch tree. I’m not talking merely massive but enormous, tremendous, gigantic, titan white birch tree. It was so big that at first I didn’t even recognize it as being a birch tree.
The bark down low didn’t look like birch bark. It was all knarled up and not papery at all. Maybe five feet up the tree sub-divided, perhaps it had once been separate trees. Each of the major stems was bigger than virtually any birch tree I had seen before. Two of them had toppled. When I stepped across one I realize that it was birch bark below me which is what made me look up and more closely examine the tree.
So why no photo of the birch? Because in the dense forest I just couldn’t get any that did it justice. It just looked like a wall of woods. Thus the mushroom at its base. Times like this make me wish I had the better lenses of my trusty old Canon A-1 canon. The Casio Exilim EX-V8 I have is nice and small but the lens quality leaves a lot to be desired. The result is it is hard to get sharp, clear images.
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