PESO: stars are born

Henk Terhell hterhell at chello.nl
Sun Oct 18 17:20:35 EDT 2020


This looks like another earthstar, geastrum triplex (collared earthstar 
- gekraagde aardster), also not uncommon in dune areas.
I don't know about the attraction of flies but it is indeed the case for 
a number of mushrooms.

Henk

Op 2020-10-18 om 22:01 schreef Toine:
> Miracles exist. Never seen this fungus before. Some earthstars are on
> the red list, no idea if this is one of those. Thanks to your photo I
> spotted this specimen on my daily walk:
> https://www.repiuk.nl/albums/new/#&gid=1&pid=005-926-20201018-imgp3314
> The fly is intriguing. My guess is the flies are attracted by the
> fungus to distribute spores. No idea, I have to do some googling.
>
> On Sun, 18 Oct 2020 at 18:36, <lrc at red4est.com> wrote:
>> Very nice!
>>
>> On October 18, 2020 3:27:08 AM PDT, Henk Terhell <hterhell at chello.nl> wrote:
>>> Amidst all the rotten leaves these fringed earthstars pop up,  from
>>> which their spores will be blown away in a short time .
>>> https://flic.kr/p/2jWkDki
>>>
>>> Henk
>>>
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