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This is a piece of fungus that was growing on a cedar tree branch. This little piece of the branch had fallen onto the ground along with a few others. I’ve never seen anything like this before. If anyone knows what it is, let me know. it seems that the orange parts are popping through the white part. Yeow! ;))
Taken in my yard in Amherst, Virginia, USA with my Canon Powershot SX110 IS on a macro setting.
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Comments

  • Laurie Minor
    Laurie Minor12 months ago

    Wow! Have never seen anything like that! Love the title, Ginny!

  • Thanks so much Laurie! I’ve never seen anything like it before either. So strange.

    – Ginny York

  • CanyonWind
  • Thanks so much for the feature Pops!!

    – Ginny York

  • – Ginny York

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Trupp12 months ago

    Very nice capture

  • Thank you Larry!

    – Ginny York

  • Cliffyj
    Cliffyj12 months ago

    Super capture

  • Glad you like it! Thanks Cliffy!

    – Ginny York

  • Kanages Ramesh
    Kanages Ramesh12 months ago

    Your EXPRESSIVE Image & Writing is DISPLAYED Here

  • Wow! thank you so much for featuring this fungus in your group Ramesh! I’m so glad you like it that much. :))))

    – Ginny York

  • vigor
    vigor12 months ago

    Now as someone who loves the fungus among us, this is very cool!

  • Thanks so much Viv! It’s so strange looking.

    – Ginny York

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...12 months ago

    facinating species for sure! Called Cedar Apple Rust Gall………you have to have apple trees in the area (not even in the IMMEDIATE area…just somewhere) as well as the Cedars that these end up growing on. And even though THESE growths are seen on the Cedars…the devistation to apple trees is horrible. Imported of course. :o/

  • Wow Carla….you know so much about Fungus and mushrooms. Thanks so much for the information. I do have a wild apple tree on the edge of my property and I planted a Granny Smith Apple Tree a couple of years ago. Is there something I can do to prevent my apple trees from being harmed. So far they seem ok. What does imported of course mean?

    – Ginny York

  • I just looked up Cedar Aplle Rust Gall. Wow. Not pretty.

    – Ginny York

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheep12 months ago

    Beautiful! Thank you for adding this work to International Women’s Photography! Gena

  • Thanks for adding this to your favs Gena. Always happy to share my images in your group.

    – Ginny York

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...12 months ago

    Sadly…I tend to think a lot of our worst natural issues here in the States is because of things that weren’t natural natives here………(apples and Chinese mantids not included in that :o) )…I have a bad tendency to look at things like that as ‘obviously not from here’. Bad of me I know…Your apple trees won’t LOOK bad…the apples themselves will look damaged…….they’ll mal-form or not ripen from what I was reading.

  • What a bummer. I will try to find out what I can do to protect the apple tree I planted. The wild one has grown strange apple for years, but the deer like them….so I guess that one is ok. Thanks Carla!

    – Ginny York

  • tinypaws
    tinypaws11 months ago

    Amazing..Like something from the bottom of the ocean..;0))

  • So strange…..thanks Adelita!

    – Ginny York

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