I was walking along our sidewalk, looking into our plant beds for something interesting to photograph for the “I Heart Macro” page on the Studio Waterstone blog, when I came across several bundles of these “pods”. But let me tell you, the close-up is very creepy indeed. Sometimes, it may be better to not look so close at some things. This pic does lend something to the upcoming spookiness of Halloween!
|Apparently this "fungus" loves rain, which allows the spores to leave the|
nest and start new colonies.
|before pods open|
|Found out today it's called bird's nest fungus and usually grows|
in mulch with the special sauce--made by horses.