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
Pinus needles and cones - Ink drawing on handmade paper.
A common christmas flower, Hippeastrum is also incorrectly known as amaryllis. It is native of South America and this why it flowers in northern hemisphere in winter time. It`s always dazzling to see how from that medium sized bulb, half exposed, accompanied by one or two small leaves, in less than a week grows a … Continue reading Winter blooms – Hippeastrum
Calceolaria flowers - Watercolour.