Thursday, July 24, 2008

A Fungus Among Us

I have never really been much of a fan of mushrooms, fungi, slime molds or lichens but I am starting to reconsider my position after spending time in the forest in Floyd. The combination of shade, damp and food sources near Dog Days provides the perfect habitat for some very interesting species of the aforementioned life-forms. They have lovely shapes and colors and add some serious interest to the usually brown floor of the woodlands. I will have to spend some time looking up the names of these new-found neighbors!

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