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
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
In the field, sketching mushrooms...
Quick sketching of Leotia lubrica mushrooms.
Out in the cold air for a day. I hoped to find more mushrooms, but we had terrible storms last week and everything was covered with a thick carpet of leaves. Orange light, especially in the pond area where cypresses are just spectacular! Everywhere big chunks of wood with lichens. I came back with a … Continue reading November