I went down to Clansdale on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast last weekend.   In the garden of the house we had rented was a dead tree and on the trunk this amazing fungi was growing.

Normally I would just appreciate it for its beauty but I had recently been reading Pitta Joffe’s Creative Gardening with Indigenous Plants and its function is pretty beautiful as well.  Fungi help to break down wood and mulch, releasing mineral nutrients back into the soil!

Fun guy
Fun guy

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