Fungus Among Us


Squirrel eating a mushroom in Bent Tree

There’s been discussion on the Bent Tree NextDoor website about gathering edible mushrooms.  I wouldn’t know which ones are safe to eat, or which ones are poisonous, or which ones are “magic mushrooms”.  But, I appreciate the interesting colors, shapes, and sizes of the various fungi I come across in Bent Tree.  Some are tiny, some are really big, some are beautiful, some are funny or weird-looking… Here are some of the photos I’ve taken over the years in Bent Tree.  Click the thumbnails below for larger images.


Meeting Dates

The schedule for the 2020 BTCI Board work sessions and meetings is available on the official Bent Tree website (member login required).  From the Members home page, click on “Governance”, then “Board of Directors”, then “Meeting Dates” to see the complete schedule.  The April and August work sessions are evening meetings.  Work sessions and board meetings (other than executive sessions) are open to BTCI members.  Note – there are no scheduled meetings for July or December.  The Annual Meeting of the Members will be held at 2:00 p.m. on October 11, 2020.  The budget session is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on October 20, 2020.

“Executive home has fabulous views of the mountains and lake.”

212 High Trail Vista Circle in Bent Tree hit the market yesterday.  The asking price for the 4 bed, 3½ bath home, situated on a 2.33 acre lot, is $625,000.   Click here to link to the listing, or click the listing photo below to link to a virtual tour.

212 High Trail Vista Cir



One of the neatest things I ever stumbled across in Bent Tree was back in 2012. I was walking the Beaver Run Trail one dark morning and saw a weird yellow-green glowing in the distance. I kept heading towards the glow and came across a patch of bioluminescent fungi…foxfire.  The photos above and below show two of the glowing fungi, but the photos don’t come close to capturing how amazing it looked in person.  Click the photo below to zoom:

July 22, 2012  - Biouminescence in Bent Tree

July 22, 2012 – Foxfire in Bent Tree