December 31st, 2013

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The Last Oddity of 2013

I couldn't leave you all without one last weird thing from the garden!

Behold, the wood blewit, Clitocybe nuda!

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This freaky lavender mushroom grows extra mouths.

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It was growing in hardwood mulch in my garden. It's a fall mushroom and quite late in the season for it, but I suppose that doesn't surprise anyone anymore.

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Can you tell I got a macro lens for my new phone? I bet you can tell. A big thanks to C.S. on Twitter for IDing this freaky little fellow for me!

Anyway, farewell to 2013, which I thoroughly enjoyed, and a fabulous 2014 to you all! May there be many mutant mushrooms in your future!

(I mean, if you're into that...)