Activity in our back yard 

The stump of the Sweet Gum outside the Family Room is developing a fungal garden

Stump with fungi



The main colony is a showpiece in itself
Mushroom cluster

Bursting at the seams with enthusiasm
Closer view

Even more dramatic when viewed from an ant's perspective -
View from a different angle
No, we don't know if they are edible, and we are not about to try!



Two days pass, and nobody at all seems prepared to have a nibble
[Despite visiting deer, squirrels and chipmunks]
Time passes

For variety, the same group but from a different angle
Changed angle view




[No ants were harmed in shooting these images.]