One of the things that tickled me were all the mushrooms – most of which were popping out of pure sand! I come from the wet, green, Pacific Northwest. Mushrooms pop up suddenly there too – but out of the thick humus our abundant vegetation provides (upon its demise and decomposition).
Seeing mushrooms popping out of sand blew me away!
So here is a small collection of the mushrooms we saw on our walk along the Walking Dunes trail.
This last one, the Amanita, was about 8 inches tall! It is the only one I actually know by name, but even then, I am not sure which one it is of the 600+ species included under the genus Amanitas.