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Edited by Richard Walker, Tuesday, 4 Oct 2022, 00:35


It’s very beautiful and resembles frost crystals, or perhaps some kind of mineral formation (although I suppose ice is a mineral, thinking about it). But what you see here is a fungus, the ‘urchin earthfan). My brother took the photograph.

There’s a good article about this fungus here

https://www.first-nature.com/fungi/thelephora-penicillata.php



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