PESO: stars are born
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.
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:
> 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 .
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