This little cluster of a Mycena mushroom speciest shows the mycelium which is the root system that is actually the main body of the fungi.
When one sees a mushroom, that’s only the ‘fruit’ of a fungi body…the roots that are in the ground/wood other host……are the main body.
Often I talk to people who tell me they put ‘plugs’ in their trees to ‘cure’ them of some sort of bracket fungi….sadly? All they’re doing is giving it medicine…but not the cure.
Mycelium from a species of Honey mushroom has been recorded to be around 5 MILES long…..the largest known fungi in the world!


  • Jay Stockhaus
    Jay Stockhausover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture! Wonderful detail.

  • thanx Jay! I’m finding these all over the place right now

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Akkra
    Akkraover 4 years ago

    Ooh furry mushies :o) I see the little bug enjoying the shade – his own umbrella. Great find.

  • he was trying his best to hide from me? but the camera caught him all the same :o)

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Heather007
    Heather007over 4 years ago

    Love it! Your image and description are wonderful.

  • thanx Heather!

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • MischaC
    MischaCover 4 years ago

    Wow, again! Your macro work is getting better and better! Another fave.

  • must be from all the awesome subjects that I’ve been blessed with? :o) thanx so much Mischa!

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • polly470
    polly470over 4 years ago

    Wonderful, delicate light, and beautiful angle on this shot…and I love the info on the mushroom!

  • there’s another member of this family called Bleeding Mycena? They’re usually a pinkish/purple in color….and bleed when the stem is broken! a deep red color the really LOOKS like blood but is harmless. a beautiful diverse family

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Tarolino
    Tarolinoover 4 years ago

    Do they have roots? I am amazed by this photo too. You just keep flabbergasting me my dear.

  • some fungi does! called rhizomes (same as plants). many fungi like Rooting Collybia (the name keeps changing) or certian Cortinarious species have obvious roots…….but others like these Mycena show the mycelium instead

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Stacep
    Stacepover 4 years ago

    Very well captured


  • thank you Stace!

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 4 years ago

    what a fantastic bunch of mushrooms! great find Carla!

  • thanx so much! they’ve just been really populous lately

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansover 4 years ago

    Fantastic image

  • thank you Lyn!

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Elaine123
    Elaine123over 4 years ago

    that is a beautiful shot

  • thank you Elaine! what a fabulous bird on u’r avatar!

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

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