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A bird in the hand

There were quite a few fungi we stumbled across on our tours to Minsmere in Suffolk this last week. The Birds Nest Fungi is probably the most fascinating. I photographed these with a five pence piece to give some sense of scale; they are tiny. As the fruiting body ripens it reveals the ‘nest’ containing the spore cases which look similar to eggs sitting inside.

As raindrops splash into the cup they disperse the spore cases.

2015 10 27 Bird's Nest Fungi Minsmere Suffolk_Z5A3460

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3 Responses to “A bird in the hand”


  1. 1 luckykaye
    November 10, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Well spotted!


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