M = Magpie Inkcap



Autumn is peak season for fungi, which come in a fascinating array of different shapes and forms like this magpie inkcap. They are the fruiting bodies of the fungal network under the soil and release spores as a means of reproduction. This network acts to nourish plant communities and ensure their health. Many fungi provide food for slugs, squirrels, flies, deer, and many other creatures so finding one in good condition can be tricky.


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