Bay Nature friends enjoyed a “magical mystery tour” through the beguiling world of fungi at Oakland’s Redwood Regional Park last weekend. Mushroom expert Debbie Viess pointed out gooey orange jellies that prey on each other and regaled us with the x-rated love story of the schizophylla mushroom. The rains unearthed other small, slimy beings: a banana slug, an ensatina, even a millipede! Thanks to macro-photographers Anna Towers, Melissa Moore and Ross Millikan for capturing the magic of this tiny kingdom.
Look deeper: Read “Planet Fungi” by Joe Eaton (Bay Nature Jul-Oct 2012).
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