This afternoon, Tuffy P discovered some Dead Man’s Fingers or Xylaria polymorpha at the back of our yard, tucked in under a fence. It’s a saprobic fungus, meaning it lives on decaying organic matter, such as a decaying stump or roots. It is apparently common but the only place I’ve seen it is in our backyard. We had some a few years ago as well.
Aren’t they weird?
I think so too!