There's a Fungus Among Us

This big guy is about fourteen inches across. It only grows in autumn, when the humidity reaches a certain point, and when it cools down to the lower 90's/upper 80's in the day and the 60's-70's at night. It will continue to grow until it disperses its spores, or someone or something squashes it.

Texas has some of the strangest fungi. Somehow it's unexpected.


kenju said...

That's interesting looking. I had some on my blog about 2-3 weeks ago, but they were very tiny mushroomy things growing in the cracks in my deck boards.

kokopelliwoman said...

This one grew even larger, to nearly 2 feet wide. I'll have to go check yours out.