Small World (Macro Photography) - DrDane

2927 Yellow Mushrooms, Upper Rogue Riv, OR - April, 2006. Soft forest light illuminates this translucent trio, displaying their spore-forming gill structure underneath. The grooves you see are eroded tree rings, as the mushrooms are growing out of the end of a log. The main part of the fungus is inside the log, helping to decompose it and recycle its nutrients.

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