Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Mushroom Fungus Of Oregon

I have nto made it any secrete that I have many photographs of mushroom or fungus of Oregon.

From wikipedia,

"A mushroom is the fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus, typically produced above ground on soil or on its food source. Mushrooms are not plants: they are a fungus. They eat organic matter, they do not photosynthesize like plants do."

Mushrooms are unique. They grow most everywhere, if one just looks.

Some can be eaten, though really I do not have this kind of experience to put such things in my mouth.

Though many do!!

This is some of my photographs of mushrooms I just happen to come across.

I do not go looking for them, they just happen to be where I am. Be it on trees, growing on the ground, or like one species it was hanging within the trees! Like that species just fell from the sky!

Now some have been eaten by wildlife, some have wildlife in the photo!

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Pacific_Northwest_Mushrooms_0001.wmv (20491 KB)

Some mushrooms are very big. Bigger then Guy's hand!

Some species are very little. Some species do not even look like it should be a living thing!

Nature is pretty neat!