Denis has posted some fascinating photos of a Starfish fungi which is part of the much larger group called "stinkhorns". His post made me go hunting back through photos taken some years ago with my first digital camera - a Kodak P&S - which I had a lot of fun with. I was told that this strange looking fungi was also a "stinkhorn" but I know nothing more about it and have not seen anything similar since then. I had just put down my first load of bark chips for mulch and thought that possibly the spores had come in on that. Any information, please? (Click to enlarge)
Thanks to Denis who has supplied the name - Dictyophora multicolor. He has also posted some interesting links. Well worth a look.