The 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Adventures

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Fungus among-us

Loreen Niewenhuis is an author, adventurer, and dynamic speaker. 

She has completed a trilogy of 1,000-mile adventures exploring the Great Lakes and has authored three books about these adventures: 

A 1,000-Mile Walk on the Beach  [A Heartland Indie Bestseller]

A 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Walk   [Winner of the Great Lakes Great Reads Award] 

A 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Island Adventure  [Long-listed for the Chautauqua Prize]


To learn more about her work, or to engage her as a speaker, go to

There are many types of fungi growing on Isle Royale, thriving in the leaf litter, attached to live or dead trees. 
Check out the variety:

Pudding cup fungus

Small herd of fungi

Colorful tree fungus

My hand in the shot for's a big one!


feasting on the fallen

Monster fungus (hand for scale)

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