Monday, October 14, 2013

Mushroom Stars

I noticed these strange mushrooms the other day.  Our mulch is filled with them ~ all different sizes.  They seem to start out as a ball and end up opening into a star shape.  The spores must have been in the load of mulch we received in the Spring because we never had them before.  I picked up a handful to look at the different stages closely.  They are quite interesting and once opened into the star shape, they are actually pretty.
(Click on the photo to enlarge and see them up close.)

1 comment:

Linda Wildenstein said...

They really are quite unusual.....and beautiful. Oma Linda