Backyard Almanac - some itty bitty tiny things to look for outside

Sep 23, 2016

Eyelash fungus. A generously-sized cup might be only 4 mm across.
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A thousand hawks migrating over Hawk Ridge, the leaves changing color - those are signs of the season that are easy to see.  But Larry Weber says if you're paying attention, you can find things like eyelash fungus on downed logs and something called pinwheel fungus that he's seen sprout out of a single pine needle!

The average pinwheel fungus cap measures a whopping 8mm in diameter
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