Canada’s longest-running BioBlitz was this past weekend in Whistler, BC. Everyone participating as a scientist is both teacher and student, as biologists from across disciplines congregate to inventory biodiversity and share their excitement about their observations. There were many “come-sees!” shouted for this species; one veteran mycologist stated this was the densest patch of Mitrula elegans he had ever seen.
scattered or in groups in shallow water on decaying leaves, needles, twigs, and debris in woodlands and bogs
Just out-of-frame of this photograph are two small ephemeral ponds on either side of the small bridge of soil where these are growing. The green leaves to the right belong to Gaultheria shallon (salal).