A Fondness for Fungi: Coral Cathedral

I’ve been working on a nature trail for a couple of decades in our south seven acres of forest here in northern Minnesota. I look forward to this time of year with special anticipation, to see what delights will appear. There are always interesting mushrooms and lichens, but this one was particularly rewarding. My Mushrooms of the Upper Midwest tells me it’s a crown-tipped coral mushroom, Artomyces pyxidatus. How lovely!

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15 Responses to A Fondness for Fungi: Coral Cathedral

  1. Peter Klopp says:

    You captured the beauty of the fungi very well.

  2. laura lecce says:

    Weird and gorgeous at the same time. It’s like icicles hanging from a rock only upside down.

  3. shoreacres says:

    It does look like coral, and it’s incredibly beautiful. I especially like the way you’ve positioned it, with the wood as a background. I suspect that took a little doing, but it’s perfect.

  4. Jodi Odgers says:

    Amazing – both the mushroom and the photo!

  5. bluebrightly says:

    Wonderful! I remember finding my first coral mushrooms in Michigan, at a music festival where we were camping, decades ago. I was enchanted. Great image!

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