02 May 2015

A small strange world

These tiny fungi (compare them to the moss capsules), so small I almost overlooked them, sprouted from near the top of a large log on the forest floor not far from the start of the No. 1 Line track. Fungi must surely be among the strangest, most alien forms of life on the planet.

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Lesley said...

The spider threads give them a sense of size, too. I love the tiny parasol-like mushrooms. Are these one of the Mycena species? They're all very delicate and grow on dead wood, often among moss.

Fungi are late this year, but recent rain followed by some warmish days seem to be enticing them out now.

gz said...

so delicate and so detailed.

pohanginapete said...

Lesley, yes, they're Mycena sp.

GZ, you're welcome :-)

Zhoen said...

Ethereal and changeable, they are not like us, and yet.

Here traveled Alice, all wonderment.

pohanginapete said...

Zhoen, a wonderland indeed.