You know I can honestly say that I have seen a lot of strange things in my time but very few can surpass the strange look of the Earthstar fungi. Geastrum fornicatum is the proper name for the fungi. I like to call it strange. In fact, I did not believe that it was even normal at first glance. I thought that some leaf material got stuck to a tiny puffball fungi until I found more of these nearby. The shape of it reminded me of a tiny octopus. I discovered these on a wet snowy day in Northeastern Pennsylvania on April 9 2016.
My whole life I have enjoyed adventuring in the outdoors. From a simple walk in the woods to hiking, camping, bushcrafting, and learning survival skills, to hunting, fishing, snowshoeing, snowboarding, Ice Climbing, Mountain Biking, and canoeing to name a few. I really enjoy learning new things and sharing what I have learned. Happily married for 30+ years. My wife and I have two beautiful daughters. The oldest is married to a wonderful man and they live in Massachusetts. The youngest is still in college here in Pennsylvania. Our latest hobby is Indoor Rock Climbing with the hopes of progressing to the outdoors, eventually. I enjoy Tree Climbing and we are exploring the possibilities of Tree Camping. We have a Silky Terrier named Scruffy and he is a great dog and loving companion! We rescued Scruffy from a kennel in Upstate New York in 2013 he will be 7 years old in December 2017. View all posts by Adventure BushCrafting