Sunday, 21 September 2014

Silent Sunday - September 21st 2014




#FungiFriday on The Purple Pumpkin Blog

23 comments :

  1. Great photo, is it some kind of fungi? x

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    1. Yes, it's a Stinkhorn that lives up to it's name. You smell them before you see them and flies are attracted to them and then spread the spores on their feet.

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    1. Thank you - and also very smelly! It's a stinkhorn.

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  3. Very phallalogical! (I learnt that word when I visited the Phallalogical Museum in Reykjavik!) Sorry if I'm lowering the tone here, but really, it is what I first thought of.

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    1. Only lowering yourself down to where I am ... that was my first thought too! I think I need to go to Reykjavik!

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  4. That's interesting, but I can't say I actually like it very much! Nobody likes flies, do they?

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    1. No - not particularly nice but unusual and luckily not close to the house as they really smell!

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  5. That is some cool fungi, Clio and Guy popping by for Coombe Mill

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    1. Hi CLio and Guy - nice to "meet" you and glad you like my fungus!

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  6. Awesome - especially as you can identify it too! Really do need to dig out my field guide for when we go foraging! Thanks for sharing on #FungiFriday!

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    1. Luckily is it really easy to identify not least by it's smell ... so no chance of mistaking it for anything else. A few others I can also identify but on the whole I just look and admire fungi. Love them!

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  7. A stinkhorn I think? Not that I am an expert or anything! :D Great pic! :)

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  8. great shot! how strong was the smell though?
    so I would know if I'm near them or not. :D

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    1. You can smell it from a couple of metres away and certainly before you see it. It is a very distinctive.

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