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08/10/2021

Blogtober2021 day 8 - You're such a fun-guy

 

Early this morning, we both peered closely at the small orangey red lump in the woodchip below the tayberry vines. From a little distance away I'd thought it was a berry or a ladybird, my colleague said she thought it was a bead.

As we got down on to our hands and knees - I perched my glasses on my nose then focused my eyes on the teeniest tiniest mushroom I..have..seen!! It was not much bigger than a ladybird. 

I used the back of a pen to tease away the woodchip the mushroom was bravely pushing through so I could get a photo. In the same area (apart from the dozens of ladybirds) was another mushroom - the head of it smaller than a five pence piece. 

I know these are only the fruiting bodies with the main portion of the mycelium spreads far and wide beneath our feet and I am humbled at their quiet determination to grow and spawn before the gentle warmth of autumn vanishes so we carefully returned the woodchip, tucking the mushrooms back into the warm and safe mulch.

#blogtober2021

5 comments:

  1. Bright beauty. We have little orange ones in our front lawn

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  2. I Love your new sunflower header. We have lost a few of ours but still have plenty going strong. I can never resist photographing fungi … not that I’ve ever taken any of those fabulous macro shots you see from time to time πŸ˜ƒ

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  3. Photographed some beautiful fungi growing on logs while iwas out walking today. They are amazing.

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  4. Lovely photos! I love hunting for yuckles (toadstools) x

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  5. What a tiny wee but beautiful mushroom. It is so easy to forget that there is far more to mushrooms and toadstools than what you see at your feet. Lovely pictures of ladybirds too. (What no Moss) πŸ˜€πŸ¦΄πŸ¦΄

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