We had a great weekend up in Muskoka. On Saturday we went for a great walk back through the woods behind my parent's home and found lots of mushrooms, sarcoscyphaceae (tiny fungi), and moss. It must have been a nice damp summer up there.
The colours are changing really quickly, so I'm glad I got up there when I did. I think in the two days that we were up there, the tree at the front of the house nearly fully changed. Most of the hardwood trees turned red, but one section of the words was almost entirely yellow. It was so pretty.
I saw some types of mushrooms that I've never even seen before! I'm pretty sure the one pictured above is an Amanita Muscaria, (Toadstool), mushroom. These ones were all half-eaten and knocked over, but they still look so pretty.
There was a lot of sarcoscyphaceae, or lichens, attached to old stumps and boulders along the path. They look like they belong on a coral reef rather than in the forest. I grabbed a small patch of it, put it into a mason jar terrarium and brought it home as a little piece of the north.