2016-263 – Marasmius Haematocephalus Mandala

Marasmius Haematocephalus -photo by Steve Axford
Marasmius Haematocephalus – photo by Steve Axford

This week’s MotD theme: Fungi Fun

Australian nature and world photographer, Steve Axford, captured this delightful macro photo of marasmus haematocephalus fungi. They are so cute! Love their under-the-hood symmetry and bright pink and red colors.

About them, Mushroom Expert states:

Marasmioid species are often tiny, and can be overlooked by collectors. However, they play an essential saprobic role in forest ecosystems, helping to break down the litter layer of the forest floor. In fact the litter layer, particularly in oak-hickory woods in eastern North America, is often teeming with marasmioid mushrooms, even when conditions are extremely dry and hot.

View more of Steve’s stunning macro fungi photography via his online gallery.

Inspiration for Today

Great things come in small packages. Wonderful adventures start with one small step. Life-long relationships form from one small, kind gesture.

Embrace the little things in our lives.

Happy Coloring!

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