Sunday, March 29, 2009

Red Car Canyon: Life Cycle of a Mushroom

Day 1:
Photo: Diane Edwardson, March 21, 2009. Freshly sprouted mushroom in Red Car Canyon. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

Day 2:
Photo: Diane Edwardson, March 22, 2009. The underside of the mushroom filled out. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

Day 5:
Photo: Diane Edwardson, March 25, 2009. Mushroom has blown its spores and gone flat with 3 days of dry weather. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

This month, we're taking a close-up view of the natural beauty of our neighborhood. If you can help identify this or any other plant we highlight here, please email us: