Yesterday we took the dogs for their usual walk in the woods, veered off onto a small track that we'd not previously followed, and ended up walking about 200 kms. When we arrived home, we were shattered!
I didn't take any more 'autumnal pix'; I think we've all had enough by now. But I did spot this delightful Star Mushroom (possibly Geastrum coronatum or limbatum). It seemed so perfect in its young state.
Monty also managed to find a complete Roe Deer skull with antlers, which is now bathing in a light bleach solution. But more of that later.
I have never seen a star mushroom...positively amazing!ReplyDelete
Looking forward to seeing the antlers.
Is that truly a mushroom - or are you teasing us?ReplyDelete
Elaine. It really is a mushroom. Try Google!ReplyDelete
The Earth Star mushroom became extinct in Britain about 50 - 100 years ago. The Roger Phillips book shows a dried example, with the request that anyone finding a live one should get in touch with him. There is currently a survey of unnamed fungi in Britain, to try and identify them before they too become extinct due to modern farming techniques - shame.ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness...that's a mushroom? It looks like a frosted Christmas ornament. What a marvelous thing.ReplyDelete
Tom. In which case I look forward to an Amanita Stephensonia.ReplyDelete
I thought you had planted a piece of jewelry...absolutely gorgeous. Inedible, I'm presuming though?ReplyDelete
200km!! Wow! Congratulations on that wonderful wilderness walk!ReplyDelete
Harvee. I may have exaggerated just a wincey bit.ReplyDelete
That star mushroom is a beauty. We certainly do not have anything like it here in Canada - well at least that I've ever seen, and I've tramped more than 200km in the bush :)ReplyDelete
You must live in the mushroom capital of the world. So many wondrous varieties, but THAT one has got to be the most beautiful.ReplyDelete
Now see Mr. M, you have "stars" in your eyes!:^)ReplyDelete
I have never seen Star Mushrooms before. I am so envious of your mushroom haven.
And your luck in finding a European mount, I have a wall of skulls from hunting when younger and on walks in the country when you could walk and not get shot at. My last skull I found when traveling on our interstate system and found this one tangled in a fence. I was lucky to find it as we have predators here who generally run off with prized skulls and they are devoured, especially in the winter around here.
Have a wonderful enchanted weekend, Mr M and Mrs M.
I have never seen a mushroom like that! How curious.ReplyDelete
That little mushroom is so pretty. Nature always produces the best works.ReplyDelete
I still can't believe it! It's just incredibly beautiful. What a find! Can't wait to show hubby.ReplyDelete
Never seen one. Absolutely incredible!ReplyDelete
Thanks Cro, it seems you are really educating us all in mushrooms, it amazes me that you know the names of the mushies , I have never ever seen one of these thank you so much..ReplyDelete
Wow...gorgeous...so very otherworldly...ReplyDelete