What is it? (Off topic)

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Subject: What is it? (Off topic)
From: "Rod's Gardening" <>
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2012 09:43:04 +1000
Apologies for this off topic posting, but the Chatline being the great font of knowledge that it is I thought maybe one of our learned contributors could assist in identifying this growth. The attached photos were taken December 2010 and since then similar growths have appeared on several occasions around our garden, the most recent being yesterday. It seems to be a great fly attractant, yesterdays specimen being covered in them.  The first photo shows size relative to the base of a young lemon tree, the second (if a bit fuzzy) shows size relative to the fly on it, plus its quite pretty colouring and slightly bizarre shape. 
Cheers, happy Easter to all.



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