02 October 2011

freaky fungi

this weekend, we've had some very damp and chilly weather, the kind where you finally pull on socks and get out the windbreaker. more of the same is predicted for the next several days. imagine my horror (and fascination!) when i looked out the window this morning to check the conditions and i saw this: the lawn has become a mushroom field. the place is covered with all these little drab flat-topped mushrooms. i have no idea what kind they are or when they grew or why they are so prolific. it's almost scary. i imagine this aberration speaks not only to the state of the weather but also to the condition of the topsoil and the grass itself. will these things spread even more? will they ever go away? if they do, will they reoccur? and what do i do about them now?

5 comments:

CrazyCris said...

fascinating! you should find out if they're edible! ;o)

Heavens2Betsy said...

I don't know the answers either, but I do find fungi fascinating. penny

Farmgirl Paints said...

i've noticed that alot this fall. weird mushrooms and such. kind of love it actually:)

Nora said...

I would find out if they're edible. I hope for you that they are. You certainly have enough for a couple of meals. I think they do look pretty in the grass and add some interest. Enjoy them while you can.

~she~ said...

We have mushrooms all over the place here too! Most of ours are rounded and dome-like on top. But some of them are quite huge!