A Mushroom

Our hot dry summer didn’t produce any mushrooms in our yard. Imagine my surprise when I saw this one from a distance …

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 Only is wasn’t a mushroom. It was a small acorn.

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The cap measured about half-inch in diameter.

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What is really interesting — is that there’s no oaks growing anywhere near it. There are several tall trees in the vicinity:  an elm, a few maples, a cottonwood and two sweet gums.

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So how did a “mushroom” appear in the yard, in an area with no oaks?

Maybe it was a present from the tree faeries.


4 responses to this post.

  1. Maybe a gift from a wayward squirrel.
    That’s an odd looking acorn. It seems to be all cap.


  2. I don’t know about your area, but here I have a Jay bird who brings acorns and keeps putting them in my flower pots.. I now have a small oak tree on my balcony!


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