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Monday, July 11, 2011

Stinky Mushroom Has Short Lifespan

Mother Nature never ceases to impress me with new experiences. This unique three stem mushroom popped up Sunday morning under our Redbud tree. It emitted a very strong unpleasant odor. I have never seen a mushroom like this before so I tried searching for info but didn't find anything to identify it. Later in the day, the tops were gone and the stems were lying on the ground. And a number of strange looking bugs were eating it. Monday morning the mushrooms were completely gone. Less than 24 hours for a complete process of birth to death. The name of this is Stinkhorn - pretty appropriate.


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