BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

STOPS ALONG THE WAY

FOREST FLOOR

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forest-floor

The reserve we go to is left to evolve with little interference from the agency that oversees the area’s green spaces. If a tree is brought down in a windstorm or by decay, unless it blocks the path, it’s left where it falls to break down and eventually feed the forest floor. Insects, vegetation, birds and mammals benefit from all stages of the trees’ existence.
Mushrooms were scarce this year given the dry summer we had but this old tree seemed to provide the perfect conditions for them as well as other vegetation. I liked the “hedge” the mushrooms formed to the hollow in the tree, perhaps it was the entrance to someone’s den.

29 thoughts on “FOREST FLOOR

  1. Wow you’re a very talented photographer – entrancing photo!

    xx

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  2. Nice range of greens from the moss to the taller vegetation. And certainly makes me think if summer!

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  3. Beautiful photo, the mushrooms are the icing on the cake.

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  4. Nice! A marvelous little world unto itself.

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  5. My son calls the breakfast I normally make “Forest Floor”

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  6. There’s a whole other world down there when you stop to look closely.

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  7. It is quote magical to go to a place that is primarily left to be as natural as possible. I’ve been to a reserve that is managed the same way, there I saw a few large trees that has fallen naturally, they continued to grow and provide a home and food to the wildlife that lived there, great image.

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  8. Very nice! A natural terrarium!! Dwight

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  9. A beautiful forest image.

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  10. Gorgeous, Belinda!
    Have a great weekend.
    Best regards – Dina & co

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  11. This is just my cup of tea, Belinda 🙂 The mushrooms and the moss, nature doing its thing. Beautiful photo!

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  12. Nature is endlessly fascinating! 😀 There is such richness and abundance of animals and plants and phenomena to observe. I love your study of this fallen tree as it continues in its next phase in the never-ending web of life.

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