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Dead Man's Fingers Mushrooms - Xylaria polymorpha  by MotherNature

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This colony was growing in a mixed hardwood forest in Green Lane, PA. I took the picture Sept. 19, 2009. These mushrooms get their name from the corpse-like finger shapes.

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I love nature, science, poetry, prose, art, music – you name it! Now that I’m retired, time is mine to spend as I wish (pretty much), and I wish to take pictures of our natural world.

Bringing the outdoors in for others to see, especially those who may not get the opportunity to wander next to a pond, fish at the beach, or tramp in the woods, is a pleasure. I hope to build a window to the wonders of nature that fill our everyday lives.

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  • valandsnake
    valandsnakeover 3 years ago

    OMG!!! A zombie mushroom! Well found,

  • MotherNature
    MotherNatureover 3 years ago

    Thank you, thank you, thank you – especially for the favorites. These mushrooms are macabre. I have another picture of a pair that has their finger tips exploded out – weird and very hardy. They live a long time for a mushroom. I’v also got a few pictures of what I think is a type of stinkhorn that looks just like dog you-know-what – need to research those guys more. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  • myraj
    myrajover 2 years ago

    WOW! Fantastic find. Never seen anything like this.

  • They are well-named:>) You’re very kind to make this a favorite!

    – MotherNature

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