Redcliffe Pier

Monday, November 8, 2010

FUNNY FUNGI

A few weeks ago we had rain for about two weeks non stop. During those two weeks I discovered this weird fungus growing on an old stump root in our garden. When the sun came out I went to take a photo and found that it had all collapsed and looked dead. However ,when it rained again it sprang to life , so I grabbed my camera and went in between showers to capture it.  Now that it has stopped raining it has gone again. I have no idea what it is called....do you?


The weeds also liked the rain.

16 comments:

  1. it's weird isn't it? looks interesting though sort of like an asian fungi used in cooking. weeds always like rain and sun. they thrive. :(

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  2. Diane, it is different and weird looking.

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  3. Dunno what it is ... fungus tends to pop up in my garden when it rains in Autumn more so than at this time of year.

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  4. Definitely not anything I would like to see on the dinner table

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  5. It is weird that it disappears when the rain has gone, don't know what it is.

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  6. Just catching up! No idea what it is I'm afraid. As for the Mens football team - they support Sheffield Wednesday for their sins. Not an easy ride emotionally for them!!

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  7. Hi diane;) this is a weird and wonderful looking fungi. A couple of years ago I photographed similar fungi in a resident's garden in town for the newspaper I was writing for. It was more of a mushroom shape but looked fleshy like yours. Strangely, it was hard to the touch and not spongy as the leaves would suggest. I even blogged about it a long while back (http://memorablemeanders.blogspot.com/2009/03/toadstool-or-mushroom.html). Have a great day. Jo

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  8. Diane I think it is called "tree ear" fungus. It loves to grow in dead wood. Do a google image search and see if it looks like this.

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  9. I have no idea what this fungus is, but it is certainly interesting.

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  10. Thank you pat. It does look like Tree Ear Fungus and I was surprised to read that you can eat it.......ugh don't think so!

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  11. Hi Diane, I've seen this stuff before --and in the spring (during the rainy season) when we hike in the Smokies, you can see all kinds of mushrooms and fungi...... Pretty---but I don't like it...

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  12. Pretty in a weird way...

    Don't eat any fungi unless you watch somebody else eat it first! -- or have taken a class.

    There are a lot of look alikes and some'll kill ya!

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  13. Urgh, it looks a bit alien! I was just reading about a family who all need kidney transplants because they ate a poisonous mushroom, so I don't advise trying it!

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