Thursday, September 23, 2010
Leaf fungus camo
The big leaf maples are dropping leaves, and this one got my attention.
This variety of "spotosis" might be caused by the fungus Rhytisma punctata -- also known as Tar Spot.
The spots however aren't very tarry looking, so I'm not sure.
But the pattern is disruptive and might make decent camouflage for a camera trap.
There's quite a selection of camouflage patterns on the market -- Mossy Oak, Ridge Ghost, and Realtree to mention a few, and I recently saw one called Adrenaline.
Why not Tar Spot?