Sunday, 2 September 2018

Under the sea?

A year (or two?) ago, an old maple tree in my yard had died and was cut down. The stump was taken to ground level and just sat there.

This year, it decided to let a conglomerate of fungi take up residence on the cut surface.


I find it very reminiscent of things that live in coral reefs! Fungus comes in so many forms. Very fascinating!


I am not sure how to get rid of this, as I don't really need it spreading to the nearby old but still living maple trees. Google, here I come!




9 comments:

  1. Hopefully that one only likes to munch on dead wood and helps in the recycling process of nature.

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    1. I'm not sure how big I want this thing to get. Unless I am going for some new yard art. Maybe I could put some glow in the dark sparkles on it. ;-)

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    2. Yes! Glow in the dark sparkles would be awesome! I saw on a nature show that some mushrooms do glow in the dark! We just can't see them glow because of light pollution and man made lights outshine the glow.

      They do look cool, though.

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  2. Dry and smoke ? A soup maybe ...

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  3. They're wild looking! I was stunned to learn this week that they've found a HUGE deep sea corral reef off the coast of my state! Maybe THAT will keep oil drilling off our shore.

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    1. I heard that on the news! Amazing, and I sure hope it keeps the oil rigs away.

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  4. Very interesting to examine. I agree it does look a bit like coral. I think it is good for making compost.

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    1. Welcome, Bill! Yes, it may be good for compost, if I did that, but I don't, as I am a very crappy gardener. No talent nor the interest. ;-)

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