THE FUNGI THAT SMELL LIKE ROTTING FLESH ON PURPOSE
Have you ever noticed a foul stench at the bottom of your garden?
It could be stinkhorn fungi.
It produces a slimy, smelly material, mimicking a dead animal or faeces.
Yes, it's gross. But the reason it makes itself as disgusting as possible is to ensure its own survival.
Stinkhorns have evolved to use flies to disperse their spores.
These stinkers are found all over Australia, particular in areas close to the coast.