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Mushrooms on a Florida Beach -- in Sand!

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I would never have expected that mushrooms would grow on a beach. I would have thought it would be too dry, too windy and too salty.

But one of my girlfriends took this photo at St. Joseph Peninsula State Park in Florida last week.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/pshermanfl/Kayaking%20photos/Camping/mushrooms111213.jpg

At first I thought someone might have put them there as a prank. Maybe they were plastic?

But I did some reading and discovered that there are mychorrizal mushrooms that grow on beaches, too, that help the scrubby trees that grow in the dunes.

I am sure the mushroom experts here won't be surprised, but I certainly was! :)

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That was an interesting find. That sunny white sand looks warm. It is -16 F here this morning and I have 6 inches of new snow on the ground.

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Mushrooms are always popping up where you least expect them. The beach does sound like a strange place to find them.

Snow sounds nice , but -16 !!!

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I get tired of both the snow and the cold. It warmed to radiant 12 degrees today. It could be worse. I saw -56 F around 30 years ago. That is temperature not the chill factor. Enjoy the sunshine!

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