Thursday, April 03, 2014

Nature in our back yard, and a lot of others right now

Gray or speckled snow mold, proper name Typhula Blight.  (Or mould. Canadians can't decide how to spell that one.)  It's a mycelium that appears when the snow's been on the ground too long.  It's showing on a lot of lawns right now, as the snow disappears.
It's sort of pretty, in a weird, Spanish-moss sort of way.  It doesn't kill the grass, just damages the blades (and then hides for the summer).

Are you seeing this where you live?

(Photo found here)

1 comment:

Annie Kate said...

So funny, but we're still mostly snow-covered up in Ottawa. But I'll know what it is when I do see it this year! Thanks for identifying it and posting it.