Fungus Fruit

September 26, 2010

Mushrooms are the fruiting bodies of fungi. After an exceptionally dry summer, we had a little rain about a week ago and this clump of mushrooms grew rapidly at the base of an oak tree, spanning onto a dead, rotting branch lying on the forest floor. While they help break down organic matter and produce rich soil, I just think they make an interesting and beautiful photographic subject.

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