Continuing with the orange theme that began with a painted Schinia moth and resumed with the fungus of the last post, here’s an orange globule on a burned loblolly pine tree, Pinus taeda. Remember that most of the pine forest in Bastrop burned down during the terrible Labor Day fire of 2011. Whether this globule is pine resin that got roasted then or whether it’s something that developed later, I don’t know.
Today’s photograph is yet another from an April 27th field trip to Bastrop State Park led by botanist Bill Carr.
© 2014 Steven Schwartzman