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Autumn creatures

When the temperature drops leaves become of several different colors but green. Then green beings are no longer green and other creatures catch the eyes in the woods.

Acer obtusatum leaf at the beginning of autumn

Castanea sativa leaf at the beginning of autumn

Acer obtusatum leaf at the beginning of autumn

 

 

Mushrooms are so variable in shapes and colors that they resemble the diversity of my favourite taxonomic group.

Some of them look like discs, but they are similar to corals if you change perspective.

Saproxylic mushrooms on deadwood

Saproxylic mushrooms on deadwood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some others are tiny, but still magical in their ghost costumes.

Tiny white mushrooms

 

Some are so attractive but dangerous, already when they have just come up of the ground.

Amanita pantherinaAn Amanita just come out of the ground

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just like plants, some of them can provide you a meal or get you into troubles…this time the meal was gorgeous.

Boletus edulis sacrificed for lunch

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