#365daysofbiking Stars on earth:
October 25th – The Darlaston earthstar fungus colony continues to fascinate me. These relatively rare, alien looking fungi are growing under a thicket on an anonymous, ordinary industrial estate near where I work.
Every day, a new star opens.
I wasn’t sure what bud or genesis they had, but today I found out that they start as a very well camouflaged ‘ball’, which splits into the ‘petals’ of the star.
They really are strange, fascinating things.
#365daysofbiking Little gems:
October 21st – One of the best things about Cannock Chase in autumn is the fungi, and today there was a huge selection.
I never found the one thing I wanted to see – orange peel fungus – but I saw lots of great other types from polypores to boleta.
It’s always worth stopping and looking at that unusual flash of colour in Autumn.
#365daysofbiking Springing up like… Mushrooms?
September 7th – Up on the old rail line, I noticed that with the damp weather, fungi was now coming through after a very thin summer.
I’m glad to see this as the mycology fascinates me; most folk don’t realise that generally toadstools and mushrooms are merely the blooms of larger underground organisms, and the colours, textures and shapes fascinate me.
I looks like this spot will be a good place to find fungi this autumn.