Deadman’s Fingers

IMG_0011 I went out to clip a few stems of thyme late this afternoon and ran smack dab into this wild looking fungi which had emerged since yesterday’s rain. Thanks to a great resource called, I learned that my mystery fungi is a columned stinkhorn, also known as deadman’s fingers. Read more about it here, from a 2003 story. (Jack Scheper, creator of, has written a fascinating and entertaining account of these weird fungi. Great photos, too!)