spotlight on fungus: part I

266/365: fungus


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.

better safe than sorry

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.

fun with nature: what is it??

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…

blog033115_fungus&moss88/365: tree stump ecosystem