A few days ago... by marlboromaam

A few days ago...

My neighbor called me on the phone and asked me to come out to the fence between our properties. Said he had something for me to shoot... He handed me this and I looked at with wide-eyed wonder and questions began forming in my mind. What the heck is it?!! I had NEVER seen anything like it! It was smooth and firm to the touch. Was NOT hairy, sticky or slimy. It was NOT animal, vegetable or mineral so it must be fungi! Sure enough after some internet searches and chatting with the experts, it is a variety of BLACK EARTH TONGUE - genus of Geoglossum. To actually pin it down to a specific variety would mean putting it under a microscope and that I do NOT have. A few more pics of it to come. More info on this unusual fungi here - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoglossum
I'm learning so much from you. What a great neighbor.
January 16th, 2021  
@sherimiya Thanks, Sheri! He's a real nice guy with a very nice wife too. =)
January 16th, 2021  
That sure is interesting
January 16th, 2021  
love it
January 16th, 2021  
Never seen it either., That is exciting to see something new.
January 16th, 2021  
@kjarn Thanks, Kathy!

@tosee Thank you very much, Tom!

@dutchothotmailcom LOL! Always exciting and I do enjoy researching new things. =)
January 16th, 2021  
Love the name for it - what a great find he gave you.
January 16th, 2021  
@milaniet Even geoglossum rolls off the tongue. LOL! Always exciting to have something new to shoot and research. =)
January 16th, 2021  
How cool!
January 16th, 2021  
@linnypinny Thanks, Lin!
January 16th, 2021  
how interesting - did you plant it again so it could have its life?
January 16th, 2021  
How very unusual, such a great find, You seem to have a wonderful neighbour.
January 16th, 2021  
Really interesting and well spotted by your neighbour.
January 16th, 2021  
@koalagardens I did and I checked on it the next day and it was gone. ??? They are edible, so I wonder what got it!

@ludwigsdiana He's a nice man!

@wakelys Thanks, Susan! He's retired US Army - very alert and very smart - watches for the strange and unusual on every level.
January 16th, 2021  
A really unique plant !
January 17th, 2021  
@cocobella It's a mushroom, Corinne. =)
January 17th, 2021  
Wow, never seen such thing
January 17th, 2021  
@axika Thank you! Nor had I. =)
January 17th, 2021  
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