2 weeks ago
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Is It Rocket Science?
I was never really good at science, but I could always get basic concepts, like cell division and
how molds and fungi spread. I can't figure out though how these things can show up
I don't know what kind of mushrooms they are, but my Grandma Ball
always said not to eat anything you are not sure of. Not that I would eat
anything that would spring up overnight in my mulch. On the other hand
Grandma Ball also said, "If it's poisonous, even the bugs won't eat it.".
Bugs have definitely eaten these.
There is more. When I came home last week, I thought that a dog had buried a bone in my front yard. A really weird bone. Then I thought what if there has been some kind of alien invasion and these are alien pods. Actually I didn'tbelieve it could have happened, but it crossed my mind. Come on, you read comic books. It looks alien, doesn't it? Check out the other ones. I found out online that they are a cup fungus. I think that they should change the name to pod fungus. I also found out that if you get this stuff in your mulch you just have to put up with it and not try to remove it . It is a fungus, it will spread more spores when it is moved. It is science, not rocket science. YIKES!
If anyone reading this knows any scientific names for these particular fungi, please comment and let me know. After all if it is aliens, I want to know.