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Winter mushrooms

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Growing inconspicuously inside a huge hollow stump (probably an oak, based on the size and location), I nearly missed these mushrooms. It was December 24th 2014 and the cluster of caps glistening there looked like--if you'll pardon some zookeeper earthiness--a pile of deer scat. But it was levitating near the rim of the hollow stump, so I stopped and angled my camera down to look at them from below. I will guess that these are Mycena mushrooms, pending confirmation from the experts.

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m0053
Dec. 28th, 2014 01:10 pm (UTC)
Great Shot! Is the shine wetness from rain or are they sticky?
wraithfodder
Dec. 31st, 2014 02:20 am (UTC)
We have winter mushrooms too, growing on the outside of a dead tree. About the size of a soccer ball. We told the town (it's their tree) they need to do something as tree is also dropping branches here and there. Would hate it for it to fall on phone poles they replaced after last hurricane... ;)
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