Monday 20 October 2014. Gradual Decline Decline. Or, How the Mushrooms Go Back to the Soil

At about 9 this morning, after being out of town for four days, went back to see what the population of Amanita muscaria mushrooms under the Race Street spruces looked like.

There were still a few strikingly red-orange, youthful ones,

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even some stubby, early ones that looked like they’d be large when mature, though even these were not without some damage,

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but more and more they were upside down, notched, halved,

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or just collapsed.

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But certainly did get to enjoy so many individual mushrooms, and groups of them, through their development.

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And would, for a little while longer.

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