Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Mycology

Mycology is the study of fungi. Fungi aren't plants, and aren't really animals. They serve a key role in decomposition. Mushrooms are the fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus. Yeasts and slime molds are also fungi.

The Mad Scientists of Etsy monthly challenge was themed "mycology." For my entry I carved three stamps of mushrooms, which are available for purchase at my Etsy shop. I wanted three mushrooms that were different in shape. The button mushroom, which I love to eat, a morel, which I love to hunt, and I'm not entirely sure what the thrid one is, but I liked the shape! Ha!

2 comments:

Dick - RBB Systems Founder said...

John,

There is a common name for the unknown mushroom, but probably not safe to post in a public forum. Will tell you when I visit in March!

Dick

jackbear said...

This stamp has sold, thanks for looking!