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Darwin’s Neon Golf Balls

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Image of the Week #76, January 21th, 2013:

From: Darwin’s Neon Golf Balls by Jennifer Frazer at The Artful Amoeba.

Source: Bruce Muller

Deep in the heart of the Nerf Forest, spongy golf balls grow on trees, gently plopping on the heads of the Care Bears’ wild, plush cousins. Well it really looks like that, anyway. In this atmospheric photo by Bruce Muller, we see what’s likely Cyttaria darwinii, the beech orange of Tierra del Fuego. Jennifer Frazer on The Artful Amoeba describes this unreal, nerfy-looking fungi, its connection to Charles Darwin, and “MicroMycobrews”.

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