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Wooly Bird’s Nests These fungi are still surviving perhaps due to our, so far, mild winter.<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/88215/a_closer_look.html" title="A Closer Look..."><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2839/88215_thumb.jpeg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1603929610&Signature=lPgSkTObwl6kGTKg%2Bz%2FIbCPzzU0%3D" width="200" height="150" alt="A Closer Look... ... at the Bird&rsquo;s Nest Fungi, Nidula niveotomentosa.      Canada,Geotagged,Nidula niveotomentosa,Winter,Wooly Bird&rsquo;s Nest Fungi" /></a></figure><br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/88216/periodioles.html" title="Periodioles..."><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2839/88216_thumb.jpeg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1603929610&Signature=aPf46gV5JecTc%2FF4pOoeKKBmJ6Q%3D" width="200" height="150" alt="Periodioles... ... of Nidula niveotomentosa. The &ldquo;eggs&rdquo; in the nest.    Canada,Geotagged,Nidula niveotomentosa,Winter,Wooly Bird&rsquo;s Nest Fungi" /></a></figure><br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/88217/a_young_un.html" title="A Young &lsquo;un!"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2839/88217_thumb.jpeg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1603929610&Signature=FOC3EVlmF6afxqgx33rPt1DASEw%3D" width="114" height="152" alt="A Young &lsquo;un! A unopened Wooly Bird&rsquo;s Nest fungus.    Canada,Geotagged,Nidula niveotomentosa,Winter,Wooly Bird&rsquo;s Nest Fungi" /></a></figure><br />
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Wooly Bird’s Nests

These fungi are still surviving perhaps due to our, so far, mild winter.

A Closer Look... ... at the Bird’s Nest Fungi, Nidula niveotomentosa.      Canada,Geotagged,Nidula niveotomentosa,Winter,Wooly Bird’s Nest Fungi


Periodioles... ... of Nidula niveotomentosa. The “eggs” in the nest.    Canada,Geotagged,Nidula niveotomentosa,Winter,Wooly Bird’s Nest Fungi


A Young ‘un! A unopened Wooly Bird’s Nest fungus.    Canada,Geotagged,Nidula niveotomentosa,Winter,Wooly Bird’s Nest Fungi


    comments (2)

  1. Really love this overview shot, it's sometimes not clear how tiny they are. Posted 9 months ago
    1. Thanks, Ferdy. Yes, at about 3-4mm across they are easily missed unless there are a lot of them close together as there are on this piece of driftwood. I believe those tiny orange “specks” may be more of the fruiting bodies. Posted 9 months ago

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Nidula niveotomentosa is a fungi in the family Agaricaceae, and is a bird's nest fungi. Nidula niveotomentosa is easily recognized when young by its pubescent, white, cylindrical fruiting bodies and small brown peridioles embedded in mucilaginous gel. Older specimens may be matted, pale-grey to brown, leading to confusion with Nidula candida. The latter, despite the species name which means "white," is actually greyish to brown, and shaggy to finely squamulose when young. Nidula candida is also.. more

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Uploaded Dec 28, 2019. Captured Dec 28, 2019 15:07 in 315 Whaletown Rd, Whaletown, BC V0P 1Z0, Canada.
  • E-M5MarkII
  • f/8.0
  • 1/40s
  • ISO1600
  • 60mm