Sunday, August 15, 2010

Fungus Among Us


The National Weather Service confirmed that Saturday was the 28th consecutive day of wet weather. There has been an average of 0.17 inches of precipitation every day. Anchorage tied the 1951 record of 27 straight days of precipitation Friday, but Saturday's rainfall beat that previous record and it's on again, off again rain today. Fortunately, most days start out partly sunny then turn cloudy and rainy by late afternoon. With all of the damp, soggy weather and cool gray skies, there is going to be some fun fungus among us! I had never heard of a "Fairy Ring" before but on a bike ride downtown this afternoon I saw these mushrooms forming several "rings" in front of this condo building and thought of a recent Blog post Linda wrote. Linda this Alaskan Fairy Ring is for you!


8 comments:

cookingwithgas said...

that is a lot of rain!
I wish i knew more about wild mushrooms.

Tracey Broome said...

We have had some rain, not like you, but I am seeing lots of fungus popping up around here too. Did you draw mushrooms on your notebooks in school? I recently found some of my old school notebooks and there were mushroom drawings on all of them. What up with that?!

Peter said...

Aren't those lovely, they make all that rain worthwhile! We sometimes have Fairy Rings here too! I still have memories of seeing giant puffballs as a young child in England. Some of us kicked them around like a football and enjoyed seeing them fall apart. They would puff out a smoky looking cloud of spores when kicked or squashed.. Great fun! Tracey asking about drawing mushrooms reminds me of lovely studies of fungi by Beatrix Potter (of Peter Rabbit fame)... did you ever see those?

Linda Starr said...
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ang said...

freaky!! :))

Linda Starr said...
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Linda Starr said...

Thanks for the fairy ring, I hope to put the magic to good use.

Linda Starr said...

particularly on my typing skills and on blogger strange happenings.