March 19, 2009

Fun with Fungi

As you can tell I have a lot to blog about. It is not often that I will put multiple posts up in one day. Anyway, I contacted a fungi expert from Iowa State University today and asked for help with identifying some fungi I found in Nebraska on a camp out a week ago. She got back to me and promptly and identified two of the four specimens I sent her photos of. The first of the two she identified was one of several species of fungi called Turkey Tail. The picture kind of dulled down the colors which were more striking in person. It was purple with orange strpes and a white border.The other one she identified was a Scarlet Cup. This is a neat red fungi that really stands out on the forest floor and is shaped like, you guessed it, a cup.

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