I was walking in the forest of Ross Creek with Mama Maree. We walked for a long time - it felt like three miles. We saw lots of mushrooms but we saw the Velvet Earthstar towards the end of our walk.
I spotted it first and told Mama Maree. I couldn't believe my eyes. It was very cute and beautiful. I found it in a little bush in the shade.
It was very hard to take a photo of it, because it was in a place where if you put the camera too close to it, the photo would be too dark. There was a vine blocking it which was a bit thick, but we moved it aside to take the photo.
I found this on the ground, but some fungi are found on trees so if you're looking for fungi, it's good to look up and down.
Today was a lucky day!
But then in the afternoon I fell sick and had to go to the doctor. It's not mushroom-related, but that's another story.