Frick Park Fungi

Alien Organism

I've been doing a lot of walking in Frick Park lately, and recent rains produced a huge crop of fungi on dead surfaces all over the place. Modern conservancy tactics call for leaving fallen wood to decay in place and replenish nutrients in the soil. This means there are logs and giant fungi everywhere. You can see why people started thinking the woods were enchanted. Strange growths would spring up overnight after dark weather.

2012.09.12 at 9:00am EDT