October 3, 2016

Meade texts from the front yard.

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16 comments:

AprilApple said...

Quick - make a cocktail for it.

rhhardin said...

This year was meager for lawn mushrooms. Usually there are a couple of spring weeks when they're all over each morning. Not so much this year, just a few.

sojerofgod said...

I wouldn't eat that, if I were you.

Meade said...

Parasola plicatilis. Very ephemeral. It's already halfway decomposed.

Maguro said...

Thanks, I have these shrooms in my yard and was wondering what they were.

traditionalguy said...

Oh no. An endangered fungus species has raised up. The entire City of Madison can never cut its grass again.

Humperdink said...

That is a beautiful pic Meade.

Do I see a bug below it sitting in a mini-lawn chair?

MadisonMan said...

Yes, it's been that wet here. 3rd wettest August, 6th wettest September. Something like that.

Meade said...

1st mosquitoiest.

Bob said...

Meade got it first: Parasola plicatilis, the parasol mushroom.

"Parasola plicatilis is a small saprotrophic mushroom with a plicate cap (diameter up to 35 mm). It is a widely distributed species in Europe and North America.[1] This ink cap species is a decomposer which can be found in grassy areas, alone, scattered or in small groups. The fruiting bodies grow at night after rain, and will self decompose after spore dispersion is achieved. Otherwise, they are quickly dried up in morning sunlight, or will eventually collapse beneath the weight of their caps."

Meade said...

"Do I see a bug below it sitting in a mini-lawn chair? "

Good eye. In fact it's a whole gang of bugs — mosquitos (Culiseta longiareolata), sipping microscopic Bloody Marys.

EDH said...

Are the media (outside of the Chicago Sun Times) intentionally downplaying the fact that the guy who dashed on the field in a "Harambe" gorilla suit with an "All Live Matter" and "Put Down the Guns" shirt during a Bears football game is himself black?

Do you think there would be a difference in the urgency to identify the interloper and his motives if he was a white Trump supporter?

MadisonMan said...

@ Meade oh boy yes -- mosquitoes were gone from my back yard for a couple weeks in early September, but they are back with blood-sucking vengeance now.

FleetUSA said...

Thanks for the reference, Mead. Surprising for the first time in my memory we have the same underneath our short Japanese maple. We've had a lot of rain the past 7 days

David said...

Eat me, you fool.

Freeman Hunt said...

I've never seen one of those before. Neat.