June 9th, 2017

The oldest fossil mushroom


Actually, it’s one of the very few fossil mushrooms we have.

But all mushrooms, fossilized or otherwise, look pretty ancient to me.

Here’s the fossil:

5 Responses to “The oldest fossil mushroom”

  1. parker Says:

    The fascinating posts you provide are always a nice change of pace from the politics of the day. I had no idea that mushroom fossils were possible. And, fungi are such a strange form of life. Its fun to see them spring up seemingly over night, especially if you discover a bunch of morels.

    BTW, another grandchild was born early this morning. Sawyer Eastwood are his given names; 7 lbs 11 oz. Mom is doing well and milk is flowing. Joyful day here.

  2. realHuxley Says:

    –I don’t know what to call it, he said.
    –Call it your friend.
    –My friend.
    She held it, not as tightly as he wanted.
    –God, it looks so archaic, she said.

    –Leonard Cohen, “The Energy of Slaves”

  3. realHuxley Says:

    parker: Congrats!

  4. John Guilfoyle Says:

    Thanks Neo…I needed proof.

    My kids have been saying I was the oldest fossil mushroom…now I can show ’em otherwise!

  5. vanderleun Says:

    I found one of those behind the vegetable bin in the refrigerator.

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