No teddy bear's picnic, I'm afraid, but something even more bizarre - Starfish Fungus (Aseroe rubra). After having seen Red Cage during the week I'm positively overdosing on exotic fungi. A big thanks to Seth Gibson for the precise grid reference that led me to a fine cluster of these beauties in several states of development.
|Fully 'out', with a slick of foul smelling gunk on top|
|An egg, awaiting to give birth to an alien like the one above|
|This one's gone over, looking like a tideline corpse - more marine than mycological|