We were talking the other day. I ask Roger if he remembered these. He was coming home from work late, and spotted these on an old tree at the edge of the road. He did not have anything to put them in. So he came home to get a flashlight and something to put them in. My brother happened to be here and they went back and picked them in the dark. He has eaten these mushroom all his life...and I started after I married him. We have never seen any this big--before or after.
In October, pre pandemic, there was a Parke County Covered Bridge festival. Parke county is a farming community with a population of less than 20, 000 people. During the 10 days that the festival goes on, over a million people pass through. This barn is full of booths during those days. In fact every little town has things going on. Vendors, food....oh, and along all the roads there are yard sales and more yard sales. Hopefully sometime in the near future, it can resume.
I am not sure if they are going to nest there or if they are just enjoying the sunshine. They were so far away I did not notice the pair at the bottom till I downloaded the picture. If you are not careful you might miss one of the pair at the bottom. And I for sure did not see the turtle.