When: 2019-06-07

Collection location: Mead Conifer Bogs State Natural Area, Wisconsin, USA [Click for map]

Who: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)

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Sorry I didn’t mention,
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2019-06-08 15:18:40 CST (-0600)

it’s a log, so long dead :-(

sapsucker
By: Steve (Lokness)
2019-06-08 09:27:28 CST (-0600)

Way cool. Looks like sapsucker holes. There has been fascinating discussions surrounding the symbiotic partnerships between woodpeckers and fungi – but it is hard for me to imagine the sapsucker benefiting here? Is the tree dead? Maybe the tree dying and then the sap stopping just made a great entry point for the fungi.

I found it peculiar how fungus occupied holes made by someone else. Woodpecker?
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2019-06-07 22:09:05 CST (-0600)