I attended a "Metro Naturalists Training" workshop at Tamarack Nature Center in White Bear Lake, today (in the town, not the lake). We came across these cool fungi that I had never seen before called "Dead man's fingers" (Xylaria polymorpha). Fitting name. Want brain.
I love this nature's alphabet magnet wall they have. The workshop was about pre-school learning, so we got to play with a lot of kids toys. My favorite was the play-dough. Amorphous, yet salty.
Just can't get enough of those Columbine. I discovered a huge patch of it by the Falls.