My friend found a stinkhorn mushroom in her front yard the other day! Here is her photo:
She was digging in the mulch, and there it was all phallic and smelly and covered with flies. She didn't know what it was at first, but she did a some research and found out. She did not get a photo until a few days later when the stinkhorn was, as she described it, "unfortunately, dried and shriveled and a non-stinky shadow of its former self, as we all shall be someday."
This is truly a great fungus sighting. It seems so exotic! It makes me want to dig in the leaf debris in my backyard. Check out The Stinkhorn Hall of Fame.
By the way, I think that this is my 100th post. I'm glad that I had something cool to share for it.