Thursday, December 3, 2009

Shrooming, Slugs and a Frog

Another installment in the continuing quest for a symbol for Newport Hills:

Giant leopard slugs on Cougar Mountain

The beautiful little Pacific Chorus Frog, also resident at Cougar Mountain

I've been discovering all sorts of fungal growths in my garden lately. How I wish I could identify them properly. I really wanted some wild mushrooms for my Thanksgiving table, but didn't want to deal with the possibility of poisoning my mother, my brother, my mother-in-law, both kids and my husband, not to mention myself, so when I discovered these dainty little beauties I turned to the ever-reliable wikipedia for some quick ID--and discovered my mother had psilocybin growing with abandon in her backyard.