When: 2010-12-03

Collection location: Volunteer Park, Seattle, King Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: caphillkid

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From two different spot about 100yrds apart. A week ago this area was covered in snow, followed by a few days of very cold temperatures well below zero.

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By: Andrew Heath (Quercus)
2010-12-04 16:41:04 CST (-0600)

maybe thats why Portland seems to be doing worse than Seattle right now even though Seattle got hit harder. It didn’t really snow here and what did fall didn’t stay..

snow insulation?
By: caphillkid
2010-12-03 18:24:56 CST (-0600)

The 3-4 inches of snow probably helped insulate the fungus during the very cold temperatures that followed. But yes, the fungus seems to be continuing to fruit. I was not expecting to find any, and it was a nice surprise.

By: Andrew Heath (Quercus)
2010-12-03 16:54:13 CST (-0600)

And its still fruiting?

By: caphillkid
2010-12-03 15:47:31 CST (-0600)

~ -10 Celsius

For as long as records have been kept, Seattle has never dropped below 0 Fahrenheit.

Below zero?
By: Tim Sage (NMNR)
2010-12-03 14:53:14 CST (-0600)

The lowest temp I recorded was 9.