Monthly Archives: March 2011

Bird’s Nest Fungus

Received these photos from Kiki Fontenot of a bird’s nest fungus growing in amongst some strawberries at one of her school/community gardens.  The tiny “nests” are the fruiting bodies of this fungus and are called peridia, which function as splash cups. If a raindrop … Continue reading

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Slime Molds Make Their Appearance

I was on campus Sunday morning prior to the Baton Rouge Garden Show and was pleased to see that slime molds were everywhere! Especially prominent was one of my favorites, Fuligo septica, the dog vomit slime mold. It’s such a nice shade … Continue reading

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