The Mystical World Of Mushrooms Captured In Photos
Most people consider mushrooms to be the small, ugly cousins of the plant kingdom, but theirs is a surprisingly beautiful and wonderful world waiting to be explored. These beautiful mushrooms, captured by enthusiastic nature photographers, are a far cry from the ones you find in the woods or your local grocery store.
Mycena adonis (Scarlet Bonnet)
Mycena is from an ancient Greek word meaning mushroom. Adonis is a character from Greek mythology. These mushroom are very small. Each cap here is less than a centimetre wide. The grow in wet sphagnum moss (visible here) and with its reddish colour, are a delight to find especially after seeing nothing but LBM (little brown mushrooms) on a shoot. This has got to be one of the prettiest mushrooms in the world!