Extraordinary Ordinary

In 2015 I was a volunteer nature trail guide for the Delaware Highlands Conservancy.   It was a wet cool spring and fungi were out in full force.

White mushrooms were plentiful and being honest I was over them! Being in search of more unique forms and colors, I started to ignore the ordinary fungi.  Okay, who am I kidding! I tried to ignore them but in my reality there is no such thing as “ordinary” fungi and the photographer in me thought “hey just snap a few more white mushrooms”.

Well as I bent down to explore a different composition angle on yet another white mushroom, to my surprise I found two red efts (juvenile eastern newts) taking shelter.

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It was the cutest thing ever and absolutely perfect timing!

This ordinary white mushroom became my FIRST conservation photography publication!

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All Images, Audio & Artwork  © 2019 N.Fontaine 

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