2023—A Fungus Among US

I’m not sure why a fungus needs camouflage but this one certainly doesn’t immediately appear to be a fungus. As I walked the boardwalk at Magee Marsh keeping my eyes peeled for birds in the surrounding trees or on the ground, this caught my eye as it appears to be the back of a bird hunkered on the ground. When it didn’t move and as I looked more closely, I realized it was a large mushroom of some sort, not a bird at all. A fungus among us, for sure.