This fungus probably wasn’t a few days or weeks old at the most. With its hoary beard, deep crevices and its weary bend, one might think it had spent a century in this spot.

An update to this post: Tamara (of Blossom the groundhog fame) notes that there IS a mushroom called Old Man of the Woods,  and despite the analogy, this bearded fellow is definitely not Strobilomyces floccopus.

BENT WITH AGE — This mushroom was bent completely over, seemingly weighed down by the gray filaments that grew from its crown.

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