Sunday, 10 September 2017

Fungus and a Nest.

 When I first saw this fungus at the base of a tree stump I thought that someone had negligently dropped and left a piece of red plastic on the ground. Closer inspection showed this extraordinary bright red fungus. It seems to be very soft and has grown around a stem of grass and over a couple of leaves. What a colour!
Equally extraordinary is the choice of this place to build a nest. A spare electrical cord hanging in the garage seems an odd place to make a nest, but it would be hard for a predator to scale the metal walls and the corner of the garage is relatively quiet for most of the time. It's probably a wren's nest.

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