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Mushroom, enhanced a bit | by Martin LaBar (going on hiatus)
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Mushroom, enhanced a bit

I've never pursued mushroom identification, so I don't know what species, or even what group, this one is. It was fairly large, about the size of the palm of my hand.

 

I do know that mushrooms are the fruiting bodies of these organisms, and that, when we see one, that means that there have been small fibers, extracting organic matter from whatever they can, growing inconspicuously in the soil, and that these fibers are still there when the cap has decayed and disappeared, getting ready for the next opportune time to put up a mushroom.

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Taken on August 23, 2010