Mushroom and Beaver Lodge

Whew – today as usual for a Saturday, started out with an exercise class at the Y, followed by breakfast at the Red Top and then Chester’s walk along the Red River.  Then I got the lawnmower out and cut the grass.  By then it was noon and getting quite warm – so I really worked up a sweat (more than I did at the exercise class, but don’t tell Connie).  Unless we walk very early tomorrow, there will be a lot of people out there when we walk, since the Manitoba Marathon goes by fairly close.

So – I took another look at the beaver lodge today and  things look to be slightly re-arranged – so he’s still hanging around there.  He must be a young beaver out on his own and he knows he has lots of time until winter to get it finished.

Beaver Lodge June 18
Beaver Lodge June 18

I’ve got an old elm tree stump in my yard that had been removed by the city a few years ago, because it had Dutch Elm disease.  This stump always seems to have mushrooms growing on it and they are different ones each year.  This one came up very quickly and it is much larger than the ones have been other years, but I have no idea what kind it is.

Mushroom
Mushroom
Mushroom
Mushroom

It is hard to judge size in pictures so I measured it and the big one on top is 8 inches across.

Today on Africam, we have seen Baboons, Elephants, Rhino, Mongoose, Duiker and much more.  Click here to see today’s pictures so far.