Although I am not a mycologist I find myself fascinated by the fungi and mushrooms that sprout up all over my garden and in my containers after a big rain.
Yesterday, while out surveying the damage from Sandy I noticed that nestled among the thousands of crepe myrtle berries that blew off in the storm, there were little "cities" of these tiny mushrooms.
Can you see how small these are? I have no idea what sort of mushroom they are, I just think they are cute. They remind me of the mushrooms that as a child my grandfather told me fairies lived in.
|Edward Robert Hughes|
Are you a fan of mushrooms? To eat or to observe?
I do not like to eat them, I do not like the taste or texture. But while writing this post I managed to get lured into the world of mushrooms. I now have 7 books in my Amazon cart!
These little things are fascinating! Did you know that all mushrooms are fungi but not all fungi are mushrooms?
Or that there are roughly 75,000 known fungi but that researchers believe that at least 1.4 million are yet unidentified?
If you would like more information about mushrooms please visit, Rogers Mushrooms, Roger Phillip is a leading expert, photographer and author of over 20 books on mushrooms and plants.
Or you can visit Amazon for some great books on mushrooms.
I hope that you have a good day!
To my blogging friends who are without power, I miss you and hope you are safe and well