Sunday, September 21, 2014

Fungi Dump - fungus among us #1

Since childhood there has always been a fascination with fungi.  Don’t know why – but it is true.  They can be found here in the Gardens at Waters East, but more often are found when walking one of the many trails that are a part of the whole watershed in this area.  Fungi are an interesting life form. They are a parasite on living organisms or feed on dead organic material.  They lack chlorophyll, any true roots, and leaves.  They reproduce by means of spores.

Lacking in any real knowledge or “schooling” about which one is which one, I avoid them all – except to take pictures of a plant form I find fascinating.

This is a four part posting.  Pick one or the other that you find interesting, or look over all four postings.  Lots of photos from recent walks in the forest and on the trails.

Here then are more than enough photos (therefore the title - - Fungi Dump).  It is hoped that you might find one or the other of these interesting.  If you know the names – let me know.  Always interested in learning.

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