Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Gross is all I have to say about that

We were recently taking a walk through some nearby woods, and this is what we found.

Stinkhorn Mushroom

Another Stinkhorn

What do you have to say about that?  I had to look this up, as I had no idea what it was.  I figured it was a fungus, growing in the decomposing forest floor.  I Googled slimy pencil-shaped fungus, and discovered it was a stinkhorn mushroom.  Ummmm, gross.  I never knew such a thing existed.

The girls and I had fun poking it with a stick (isn't that scientific?) and moving on.  Dreamer found this lovely tulip tree flower.  I didn't have the urge to look up the specific name for it, but here it is.  This made up for the scariness of the mushroom! ;)


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