I came across this large mound of weeds and aquatic foliage on the shore of the lake. I'm not sure what creature is building it, or what the purpose is. My best guess is either a muskrat or a beaver, perhaps starting a new lodge? I'll have to keep an eye on it and see what happens.
I did not see a lot of other activity this week, but here's a sampling of some of the more interesting mushrooms I've seen over the past couple of weeks.
|A New Crop|
|Emerging from the Forest Floor|
|Emerging Fly Amanita|
|Fully Open, 7 inches Across|
|Lunch for Chipmunks|
With just a touch of fall color starting in the lakes region, the brightest foliage is found in the red maples that grow in the low wetlands and marshes around the lake. The blueberries are also starting to turn.