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May 22, 2013 / Leslie

Wordless Wednesday: Shelf Fungi

Shelf Fungi

Almost wordless: An indication that this tree is not well. The fungi will only grow if the tree is rotting inside.

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  1. Beth F / May 22 2013 6:15 am

    Fungi are so cool — great shot.

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  2. BermudaOnion / May 22 2013 6:33 am

    It looks so lacy and delicate.

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  3. Beth Hoffman / May 22 2013 8:30 am

    Ever since childhood I’ve been fascinated by the shapes and colors of fungi. What a fantastic shot!

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  4. Rebecca / May 22 2013 9:13 am

    i love fungi,.. 🙂 nice shot.. 🙂

    Happy Wordless Wednesday! My entry is here.

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  5. Leeswammes / May 22 2013 11:57 am

    It looks beautiful even if it’s a bad sign. Did you take this just recently? Fungi are usually an autumn thing, aren’t they?

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    • Leslie / May 22 2013 12:25 pm

      This is from last week. I’m not sure if fungi have a season. I see them growing on rotting wood almost year round.

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      • Leeswammes / May 22 2013 12:34 pm

        Oh, I see. I thought they’re a kind of mushrooms so only around in the autumn. My mistake!

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      • Leslie / May 22 2013 12:50 pm

        It is a type of mushroom, and you probably see more of them in autumn because they’ve had all summer to grow. I’m going to take a guess and say the one I saw is fairly young… on the outside of the tree anyway. Fungi are like icebergs, there is a lot that we can’t see growing under the bark.

        Now I’m curious and will have to back in a few weeks and see how big it gets over the summer!

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      • Leeswammes / May 22 2013 1:54 pm

        Yes, I’d be interested to know how/if it grows any larger.

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  6. Suko / May 22 2013 1:52 pm

    That’s a fantastic photo of fungi! I love the detail in this shot. Beautifully done!

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  7. Marie / May 22 2013 5:45 pm

    Great shot! I love mushrooms. There are so many varieties and interesting shapes. Very cool.

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  8. irene / May 22 2013 6:40 pm

    wonderful photo, and such interesting facts.

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  9. Diane@BibliophilebytheSea / May 22 2013 8:46 pm

    Poor tree — cool looking fungi

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  10. Gunilla / May 23 2013 2:36 am

    Beautiful!

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