|Growing happily amongst the poison ivy...|
|Four days later!|
(Original Aug. 30 post) I found it 3 days ago. Now I have to keep going back to check it, because mushrooms can grow really fast, and I don't want to miss it when it's at its succulent best. Except now I'm going to lie awake at night worrying, and hoping no one else finds it. There is some small comfort in the fact that, while it was close to the path, it was on the cedar-y side, so maybe everybody else just skips that part thinking it's not worth looking there. These are growing up against a very big, very rotten oak. There was only about 15' of tree still upright. The rest was on the ground. But, perhaps I have already said too much.
|Berkeley's Polypore engulfing a blade of grass|
|Pore surface of young Bondarzewia berkeleyi|
The shapes sure are incredible, this I know for sure.