Well, I got the photo taken for yesterday's "On the screen" but just didn't follow through and get it posted. Ended up helping DH with the lights on the big truck.......well, helping might be an exaggeration....but I did have to stand there and tell him when the light came on.....LOL His "Can you help me a minute" translates into ALL DAY!!
The prompt for today is "Unusual". Last summer we had to remove an old tree (it was sick). I was walking around the yard and discovered ........................ mushrooms! OH NO! A fungi in my yard!
This has never happened before, but the rains must have kept that spot damp enough to grow these.
They seem to growing one on top of an other.
A little research proves me right........that spot has stayed damp, and it is over the old dead roots of the tree....
Mushrooms found in lawns often develop from buried scraps of construction lumber, dead tree roots, or other organic matter. The fungi that produce these mushrooms are beneficial because they decompose organic matter in the soil, making nutrients available to other plants.........
The Good News:
Most lawn mushrooms do not harm your lawn nor cause any damage. They are simply, and quietly, decomposing organic matter and releasing nutrients that are then available for plant growth back into the soil, and that's good to know."
Since there are no small children, or pets around, that might accidently eat them.....I'll not worry. I'll show them to my GDs, tomorrow, just cause they are unusual (for us and our yard), and explain to them what I learned about them......and of course remind them to leave the mushrooms alone.
Have you ever seen them growing like this......or maybe in the woods???