Saturday, 25 October 2014

Star attraction

A shower of rain last night was enough to bring a star fungus popping out from the leaf litter and it was proving to be a great attraction for a number of flies. This is not all that surprising as the fungus Aseroe rubra gives off a foetid smell of rotten meat or faeces from the slimy spore mass that surrounds the central disc.
I took a few photos but the light was not good with shadows obscuring much of the detail so I have added an earlier photo where the fungus and visiting fly are clearly seen. 



  1. Thank you Linda for your comment and I am glad you enjoyed my blog.