Footnotes to an Autumn Tree

Last week the Pepper tree, probably Schinus spp, tree in Edwards Bay Park found itself footnoted by yellowish mushrooms. Why this tree I wonder instead of the local angophoras?  The whole fungi thing is intriguing, the idea of their labyrinthine subterranean habits, the back seat drivers of the plant world as it were, to borrow from  Sylvia Plath's fine take on the genus, they are 'the nudgers and shovers',  inheritors of earth. Now is the time to keep your eyes peeled.

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