My 3 day trek in the rain forests of Costa Rica - let me discover the rich flora and fauna of the place. We witnessed those mythical sort of creatures that were believed to be only an artist's impression; until you saw them live. For eg. the Morphus - the fairy tale butterfly; which seemed to be straight out of a fantasy land. Or the winged insect which had helicopter like rotor blades - if you remember the movie Avatar; there are some flying creatures of that sort.
The glowing plants in Avatar? Yeah! We saw glowing mushrooms during our trek. Mushrooms - variety of them, different hues and textures. I wanted to dedicate one entire post on those mushrooms. So long, here they are - For your eyes only :-)
I forgot many of the names. But can still remember their texture. This one was like a slice of cheese :)
Woody, observe the rings on them, seems to be telling their age!!
A delicate brown and white border. Fashionable mushroom :)
The beauty of them all. This reddish orange cup shaped one is called Cocaina.
Another version of Cocaina - smaller and hairy.
Mounds of them - surviving on dead wood.
Bunch of cocainas :) This branch was lying on the ground, William planted it upright while Gautam clicked this picture.
This one looked like stale bread.
Feels like skin peeling out - It was rubbery to touch.
I forgot its name.
This is the glowing mushroom. We picked few to take back to our camping area.
Close resemblance to the button mushroom.