Fungi Friday – Pretty in Blue

Blue is the rarest occuring pigment found in nature, which makes is even more thrilling to spot the blue velvet spread on a gloomy cold winter day.

Terana caerulea is also known as cobalt crust fungus is a real beauty. Wonderful surpises is hidden in nature.  Little gems an be found everywhere if you take the time to look. Biomimicry is a great way to sharpen children’s observation skills.

It is a rather unusual sight but it is so stricking even from a distance so it is hard to miss the blue wonder. You can found it on the undersides of fallen logs and branches.

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Photos Martin Bemmann

Roger GriffithOwn work

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