267/365: sunlight, dew drops & fungus
The underside of a shelf fungus with glimmering dew drops and a backdrop of golden fall foliage and sunlight.
Spotted during our early fall hike at Lebanon Hills Regional Park. It really is ALL about the light!
It seems conditions lately have been perfect for sprouting a plethora of fungi. Everywhere we go, we are greeting with fascinating specimens growing on, in, and under tree trunks. This one was really ready for its close-up, lit by a single shaft of sunlight on the shadowy forest floor.
241/365: wild mushrooms
Any mycologists out there? We came across these gorgeous mushrooms the other day in the woods. I kind of thought they looked like oyster mushrooms…and wouldn’t THAT be a yummy find! But I would have to be 200% certain before I ever threw them in a sauté pan.
I was going to call this post ‘flora galora‘ but then it occurred to me that there’s more than plants growing here. I was blown away by the weird biota on this old tree stump – both beautiful and kind of grotesque.
I would love to know just what all I was looking at. What is it? Particularly the black oozy stuff. If you know, please ID in the comments. My best guess is some type of fungus…
88/365: tree stump ecosystem