Exploring Fabius Township and St. Joseph County, Michigan, with side trips all over this Great Lakes state

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Fungus are fascinating

 I am a fanatic about fungus and photograph them whenever I can.  My nieces and nephews now refuse to walk in the woods with me because I stop to fuss over every fungus.  Now Willow the Golden Retriever is stuck with waiting fairly patiently for me to finish a photo session when we go tramping around our woods.  I found this specimen very fascinating with its folds of flesh reaching out beyond its host, a fallen tree.  And is that sort of a face at the base?!

And then I fooled around with the colors in Photoshop and produced this futuristic fantasy of a fungus.
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P.S. Here is the song that may be the foundation of my fascination with fungus.  I think as kids we drove everyone nuts with the inanity of this one!
And here is the website that tells you all you would ever want to know about the lyrics that flooded Chicago and the midwest US from radio station WLS: Hugh Barrett and the Victors.  Trivia to a fault!


  1. Funny song. Fighting and Fungus' It doesn't take much to create a song.

  2. Fungus... a great F-word! I like how you played with your photo. :)

  3. I am not really old enough to have heard this song first hand, yet it seems familiar!
    I personally hate to eat mushrooms, but, like you, I love to check out fungi in the woods.

  4. I don't know one from the other in the FOREST, so I hope I never have to FORAGE there!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  5. I agree and there are many of them that some are colorful and so tiny. These one looks huge ^_^

    ABC Wed

  6. Fascinating indeed.

    Forty Three

    Chubskulit, ABC Wednesday Team

  7. I find them fascinating too, fantastic shot and effects!

    F is for...

    As soon as «Louis» saw "fungus" in the title, he thought of that song!

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    1. What a fun post, Helen!
      Thanks for sharing your fungus!Thanks for your visit!
      Wil, ABC Wednesday Team.

  10. I love to photograph fungus myself. Great F post. Good luck with your procedure and I hope you have a speedy recovery! Carver, ABC Wednesday team.