Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Wild Mushrooms

This morning when I went out to feed the chickens I noticed that the two huge piles of composting livestock bedding had each sprouted a dense crop of thousands of mushrooms. They were kind of cute, about 6 inches tall, but I don't have a fungi identification book to figure out what kind they were.
Tonight when I returned to feed the chickens their supper there was no sign the mushrooms had ever been there. I doubt the chickens would have eaten them--I suppose they must have just shriveled up during the hot, hot afternoon and been reabsorbed into the compost.


katiegirl said...

I used to see those mushrooms in cow patties. I'm not sure what they are either!

Allison at Novice Life said...

We get those too! They pop up in the morning and by evening they disappear!