Wednesday, November 01, 2006

the source of the ring

.... a very fine day for a walk, with Aunty Sally and her two ruffians (I can't believe we are so closely related). I had never quite understood where the ring on the stem of mushrooms came from, well now I can see that as the mushroom grows up through the soil or whatever, the cap is connected to the stem, and when it emerges it spreads out breaking away from the stem, leaving behind the ring, and here it is in the process. Posted by Picasa

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