02 December 2010

Mum, Look What I Found!

Sometimes things grow that we didn't plant. Sometimes your children come running in to ask what they have just touched. Sometimes that child is old enough to go back outside with a camera and document the event. Today was one of those times.

Some of you may have seen one of these before, for those of you that haven't I apologize.

The thing my son discovered and touched is known as - I don't think I can write it - if you have small children reading over your shoulder, please send them away now. Are they gone? Feel free to scroll down now.
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This is a Mutinus elegans, but is more commonly known asa dog penis fungus. Makes perfect sense once you know, doesn't it? Here is a close-up pic for the braver among you.