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Lyn
23/04/2014 at 19:40

I dug this up yesterday, intact, i have found others but just in the shell form, this one is about the size of a golf ball, the outside looks like a polystyrene ball, inside there is some white hard stuff surrounded by jelly, alien perhaps from another planet or something simple.

23/04/2014 at 19:59

Not a clue, need a photo, inside and out

23/04/2014 at 20:02

Haha - Lyn - just did this meself!!  Only I think I got in first with a bit of self-ridicule - will have to check back. 

Lyn
24/04/2014 at 19:15

Oh hel!! What a plonker...

 

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 The water around it is just where i washed the soil off, I have dug up some empty shells, very soft, you know when a chicken lays a soft shell egg? its not brown, thats just soil, its pure white. its still sitting where i left it, jelly still there.

24/04/2014 at 19:37

Grass snake egg?

24/04/2014 at 20:10

youll have to let it hatch ,sounds interesting.

24/04/2014 at 21:07

Its a bit early for Grass Snakes to be hatching,August is more the time.My guess is that its an old nest from last year and this might be some kind of 'post egg laying' afterbirth?

24/04/2014 at 21:16

It's a dinosaur egg.  

24/04/2014 at 21:38

Verdun, don't be so silly.  Dinosaur eggs are blue.

24/04/2014 at 22:47

Lol

Lyn
24/04/2014 at 23:37
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Looked on internet, it is an embryo of the Stinkhorn fungus.

25/04/2014 at 06:32
Lyn
25/04/2014 at 19:59

Did anyone watch the prog on fungi, how amazing  they are.

25/04/2014 at 20:06

Hi Lyn, yes, The Magic of Mushrooms which was on BBC 4 last night was fungtastic!

Highly recommended and on iPlayer.  The BBC are providing fantastic science and nature programming at the minute - worth every penny of the licence fee and no other TV company will ever make programmes like that!

25/04/2014 at 20:26

I have photographed 40-50 fungi species around Frampton.  Some are amazing colours and/or structure

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 I always carry a camera and photograph anything I see while walking Scout

25/04/2014 at 20:29

I did label them but that doesn't seem to have carried through.  From the top Red Elf Cup; Yellow Brain; Ascocoryne cylichnium; Trametes sp.; and Lycoperdon perlatum

25/04/2014 at 20:42

Nice ones Dorset.

Mine are waiting for the fairies to arrive

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Edd
26/04/2014 at 07:37

Get them eaten Nut. Parasol Mushroom/Lepiota (Macrolepiota procera) and look to be in perfect condition, exceptionally fine flavour!

26/04/2014 at 09:14

It was a good crop last year Edd

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