Greenbelt Restoration Site: Mushrooms

Yesterday, as we were walking down the stairs that separate my yard from the restoration site, one of our team leaders pointed out some mushrooms to me. I thought the fact that they were coming up through a coiled hose made them look like a piece of art.

FOTD

Greenbelt Restoration: Mushrooms

It is my understanding that the presence of mushrooms is an indication that soil is healthy. If that is the case, and I think it is, our restoration site has VERY healthy soil. There are so many mushrooms here now, and they come in many varieties. I will take pictures of more of them, but for now I will share two photos I took several days ago.

Flower of the Day

More Mushrooms

When Sarva (Shirley) and I were working in the Greenbelt on Sunday, Sarva saw some BIG mushrooms. It seemed to me that they were in the same place as mushrooms I had photographed on October 29 and had included in my November 4th post. Could they have grown so big so fast?

(Click on the gallery to enlarge the photos.)

I realized there was one photograph I hadn’t shared in that post.  It was of two mushrooms that were near the patch of mushrooms that I had included.

When I looked at the two photos together and compared them to the new photos, I realized I was seeing the same mushrooms. They had indeed grown this big in one week. Now, they were near the end of their life cycle.

Yesterday, I saw another patch of mushrooms that I had shared in my previous post. They had both grown and multiplied.