I came across this Geastrum (earthstar) mushroom in a coniferous forest by the end of November. Geastrum is a species of inedible and saprophage fungus, it obtain its nutrients by decomposing green matter. The fruit body develops at first underground (hypogeous) in the form of a small ball. As it matures, it pushes up through … Continue reading Drawing and Painting a Geastrum Mushroom in my Botanical Journal
Botanical Journaling - September 2020 - Lysimachia monelli, Quercus gall, Exochorda x macrantha, Tilia and Ilex fruits. Ink and Watercolour on sketchbook.
Drawings of mushrooms in the sketchbook after three weeks of almost non-stop raining. A very wet June…I found little Mycena and Split gill mushrooms in the garden on a dead wood of Prunus cerasus and Auricularia auricula-judae (the wood ear mushroom) on a branch wood supporting a young tree of Prunus persica var. nucipersica. On … Continue reading Botanical journaling – June Mushrooms
Botanical journaling - Plate 3/may 2020
The quarantine here is over, so last week illustration was dedicated to Magnolia flowers. I`m lucky to live nearby an Arboretum with 17 species and varieties of Magnolia trees and more than 40 specimens. Walking through an area dominated by these magnificent trees, especially those with big leaves, like macrophylla and obovata, feels like a … Continue reading A selection of Magnolias