Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fun with fungi

I continue to be amazed on walks through the woods at the many different types of fungi. A dead limb may fall to the ground and just rot away, or it may host fungi with beautiful colors and shapes.

I'm reminded of the morel mushroom. You will never get one to grow where you wish it to grow. Morels pop up when and where they choose.

If I see a fungi-laden piece of wood, instead of putting it on the burn pile, I let it lay in hopes it will surprise me again with a new pattern on another day.

1 comment:

  1. Isn't nature amazing? Even the mere "rotting away", with no visible organic help, belies the plethora of microscopic forms of life that are causing the decay. O for nanovision!