Wilson Park: Dogs, Flowers and Fungi (Oh! The Fungi!)

Deep oak and hickory wood laced with purring creeks and rocky rubble beckons me, but most days they must wait, as getting out of town to the nearest decent public hiking area requires twenty minutes--more than one can afford on a working day. Instead, I often opt for a five-minute drive (to avoid crossing a … Continue reading Wilson Park: Dogs, Flowers and Fungi (Oh! The Fungi!)

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Don’t Ignore the Giant Panda in the Room…on the Plateau…Under the Ground

What is the largest organism on Earth? An elementary student might respond with, "The blue whale." Let us face it, most of us think about animals when it comes to biology. Someone who has grown past the childhood obsession with animals or expanded upon it might respond with, "The redwoods," or "The sequoia." I know … Continue reading Don’t Ignore the Giant Panda in the Room…on the Plateau…Under the Ground