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avatar What Izzit?
July 14, 2009 07:07AM




The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: What Izzit?
July 14, 2009 07:53AM
My guess is in your book on pg. 11.

Can you get a closer shot please?
avatar Re: What Izzit?
July 14, 2009 08:35AM


I have a pretty good idea, although it is more spike than usual. It is a fungus or saprophyte-type vegetation, maybe 2-1/2- 3 inch in diameter.



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/14/2009 08:36AM by Frank Furter.
avatar Re: What Izzit?
July 14, 2009 09:30AM
Obviously from "that" photo it is a "fuzzy" white pointy fungination.

(I got pretty much the same when I copied the photo and zoomed in)

(so do you agree with my assessment? (i.e. pg. 11))
avatar Re: What Izzit?
July 14, 2009 10:01AM
I am 1000 miles from "the book".
This resembles the critter http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?query_src=photos_fungi_index&enlarge=8270+3201+0392+0022



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: What Izzit?
July 14, 2009 10:45AM
amazon.com

find : "The Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada"
searchy inside the book for puffball

My guess was "Sculptured Puffball" pg. 11
avatar Re: What Izzit?
July 15, 2009 01:11PM
Seems to be a Calbovista subscupta and a Calbovista scupta. Not sure which.

BTW, the interpretive ranger at Sequoia reached for his "behind the desk" copy of Laws book when I asked about a particular squirrel. Appears to be well regarded.

(my question to the ranger concerned "chickaree" vs "chickadee" )



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/15/2009 01:20PM by Frank Furter.
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