Thursday, September 29, 2005

Can anyone identify these? They're gone as soon as the sun shines on them.

8 comments:

Kimberly said...

hubby thinks its a kind of mushroom.

Hind's Feet said...

Well, yeah. ;) I should have been a bit more clear...

Any ideas as to what type of mushroom?

Kimberly said...

LOL!!! I'll have to get back to you on that one.

Julie M. said...

The fungal type. . . :)

Khyraen said...

Maybe you could Google them and find something. What an interesting color.

Anne said...

This guy is a mushroom "expert" and I emailed him to ask--here is what he said :O)

doyle@denison.edu

Yes, they are mushrooms indeed! They appear to be a mushroom called the
"Japanese parasol" mushroom. The scientific name is Coprinus plicatilis if
you have a mushroom guide such as the Audubon guide. They are very delicate
and do dry up and disappear when the sun shines on them.

Happy mushrooming!

Hind's Feet said...

Wow, thanks Anne! I googled more images, and yes, they look exactly like that!

Anne said...

I'm such a "need to know" type--you know, WHY and HOW etc. I had to go until I found out lol