Sunday, February 24, 2013

Thundersnow and Friends

Looks like I got my wish....and maybe even more than I wished for.   Winter Storm Q brought Columbia between 9 and 11 inches of snow (depending on who you ask).  However, this wasn't ordinary snow, this was THUNDERSNOW!  Winter Storm Rocky is following in Q's footsteps and may hit us Monday and Tuesday with a similar amount of (thunder)snow.  Until then, I will enjoy documenting some rarely seen denizens of the snow. Thundersnow?  Pshhh, check these out....

Perhaps the last morels I will see before leaving Missouri for the mushroom-less (I cannot even fathom such a thing) southwest Kansas.

The elusive Snow Morel, Morchella nix
Just before I discovered those beauties, I stumbled across this beast.
A giant Adalia bipunctata!  Waiting to challenge Godzilla, no doubt.
Maybe there is something to that Thundersnow after all.....


  1. Hey Anthony - You will be morel challenged in Kansas, but back down from a challenge? -that doesn't sound like you. Kansas does have mushrooms:

  2. Thanks! It will be interesting to see what kind of variety can be found in the semi-arid southwestern area.