Fungi Abundance

Artist  Marjolein Bastin
Painted  2010
Medium  Watercolor
Subject Location  Netherlands

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Artist Notes

Time for a quick walk through the woods.

A dung beetle is trying his best to get this rabbit dropping underground. The female will deposit an egg in it. The young dung beetle will get plenty of nourishment from the rabbit dropping – recycling!

Here is a nice find: these boletes were growing on the side of the Common earthball, they are called Parasitic boletes. Two different kinds of mushrooms found each other… Well, the bolete is really taking advantage of the earthball. The guest is sweetly wrapping itself around the host.


Top left mushroom: Sulphur tuft
Top right mushroom: Blue stalk mushroom
Top/middle left (darker yellow mushroom): False Chantarelle
Middle (between brown mushroom and beetle): Brown roll-rim
Top/middle right (small round mushroom): Lethal webcaps
Top/middle right (mushroom with berries on cap): Milkcaps
Middle/bottom (round, potato-shaped mushroom): Common earthball
Middle/bottom (green mushroom): verdigris agaric
Middle/bottom (mushroom with red cap): Sickener

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