Thursday, January 7, 2010

Life Will Arise!

Like little mushroom men, that is. It rained the night and early morning before our hike on Lee Stocking Island, and everything was still damp and dripping, but that and the cloud cover kept it a bit cooler than it would have been with the sun shining, which was OK with us. But look at these mushrooms! They obviously emerged AFTER the rain stopped, because they were right in the open, and the sand around them hadn’t been washed smooth by the rain like it had everywhere else. So they must grow to full size under the sand, then pop up quickly (within a few hours) when conditions are right, i.e., after a rain. And you can see by comparison with Chris’ hand that they are a good size. We thought they were pretty cool, but then, we have a thing about interesting fungi.

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