I have no doubt my little men are not the smallest in the wood - not by far.

Don't even try to tell me this isn't a fairy village, because I will simply stick my fingers in my ears and refuse to hear you.---Ok, I'm not getting in the way of a girl and her fantasy ;) And yes this does look like a fairy village, very cool.

The Bleeding Tooth fungus (Hydnellum pecki). The juice it secretes contains a pigment called atromentin which has been discovered as having anticoagulant properties similar to heparin. Scientists have also discovered the fungus contains antibiotic properties, effective against streptococcus pneumoniae. The mushroom can also be dried and transformed into a plant based dye for cloth, producing an earthy beige color.

10 Most Amazing Mushrooms - cool mushrooms

The Bleeding Tooth fungus (Hydnellum pecki). This is a real mushroom.

Small Green and Yellow Spore Pod dkruegerbotanicart

Small Green and Yellow Spore Pod 5

(Banksia, after forest fire. The fire's heat is necessary to open its seedpods, at the same time allowing them to fall onto newly fertilized soil due to carbon from ash.)

*AUSTRALIA ~ Red bull ant explores a burnt banksia pod Burnt due to a controlled burning off process a few weeks ago in preparation for the bushfire season.

hydnellum peckii, tallulah gorge state park, rabun county, georgia 2 by Alan Cressler, via Flickr

Bleeding Tooth Fungus: Hydnellum peckii, tallulah at Gorge State Park, Rabun County, Georgia by Alan Cressler

"Daedalea quercina (oak mazegill fungus)" - these have inspired cities grown on the sides of giant Hadar trees (extensive stories in my writer's notes) ~:^)> (like in The Time Machine 2002 in this trailer at 42 seconds http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PgykNKcI7A

"Daedalea quercina (oak mazegill fungus)" - grown on the sides of giant Hadar trees

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