According to her plan, some entries would be written in what she called “wondrous first person” and others would be written in “serious third person”. I loved the idea so much that I’ve decided to try the same thing here on my blog.
Last week, I wrote about a fungus I found in New Hampshire in the wondrous first person. Today I’m going to try to write about the same organism in the serious third person, as a scientist would in his or her notebook.
10:13 hours, September 4, 2010
Eagle Mountain Trail, Jackson, NH
Sunny, clear sky, 73 F, gentle breeze
Moist, shady mixed forest with rich understory
About one-quarter mile from the trailhead, the observer noticed a white fungus approximately 3 inches in diameter. It had many spiky projections and resembled a coral. It was growing singly on rotting log that had fallen neaxt to the trail. Later, the unfamiliar specimen was identified as a white coral tooth fungus.