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Tag Archives: Fungi
No, not the classic sci-fi movie, but probably the most un-fungus-looking fungus, White Brain (Exidia thuretiana) Well I did promise you a potential alien… 🙂
I don’t claim to identify this fungus with utter confidence, but I’d hazard a guess at the Hairy Curtain Crust. No, I’m not kidding; that is its name. As with the other curtains and resupinate crusts, it becomes particularly visible … Continue reading
I like puffballs. They’re easy to identify. And unlike the wood-eating variety of fungi, they tend to cluster in grassy places… where they’re easy to see!
Can’t help thinking of the Maid of Hearts… 🙂 but inadvisable to eat. And, you might note, it was a very wet day! The interior of this cup-shaped fungus is described in the field guides as dark brown. But herem … Continue reading
The turn of the year seems an apt time to post this photo, thinking of the Regenerative Spirit of the Year… Apologies to anyone whose sensibilities are offended… but it is a natural phenomenon 🙂
And can we have Christmas without Fly Agaric? But who’s been eating off the *fly*? From the Rhine to the Volga and beyond, the Fly Agaric was long the symbol of Christmas. It is the red of the baubles on … Continue reading
At a distance — i.e. while standing close by — these look like any other mushroom-formed fungus. Ah, but when we move in close… Undeniably a fibre cap!
What more need I say? They look like ears, and they feel like jelly. The sun caught these fungi just right. These last throughout the year, but need the rain to *blossom* like this. Otherwise they’re just nobbly brown bits, … Continue reading
And I bring to you this Sunday… And lo! An undershot too…