These amazing little golden trumpets are often found in HUGE clusters on dead or dying wood.
I got lucky this past spring to find these while out looking for morels…….which I only found 28 total of……………but sometimes it’s well worth sacraficing one thing in order to rejoice seeing another.
We’d had a heavy fog that morning and the dew left over still hung on the tiny cobwebs left by caterpillars and spiders. The white you see is the spore dropping out from the gills of these tiny mushrooms.
Luckily my little pocket camera, an Olympus IR-500, can fit right under the log these were growing on so I could get this shot. Each mushroom is about half the length of my pinky finger!
NE Kansas April, 2012


  • Rusty Katchmer
    Rusty Katchmeralmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful, Carla! Velvet foot?

  • These are Fuzzy Foot or similiar…they’re of the Xeromphalina group. I usually call them Golden Trumpets from their beautiful shape.

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Irina Chuckowree
    Irina Chuckowreealmost 2 years ago

    so beautiful!
    they are like little balerinas with frilly skirts :)

  • They are so sharply detailed too Irina…thanx!

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Leslie-Ann
    Leslie-Annalmost 2 years ago

    I concur with Irina – Balerinas with tutus on. Superb image Carla and I love the waterdrops centre left in photo. Such subtle colours…………………………………………….Leslie

  • so sorry so LATE on this Leslie…thanx so much! I’m hoping to see these again soon as they’re a spring riser in my area :o)

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Helena Bolle
    Helena Bollealmost 2 years ago

    I love this one.

  • Thank you so much Helena…sorry so late to respond!

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • mikebov
    mikebovalmost 2 years ago

    superb capture

  • Thanx Mike…amazing that so much beauty is in something about the size of a thumbnail :o)

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Qnita
    Qnitaalmost 2 years ago

    WOW! This is a stunning capture!

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