10.02.2018 More mushroom finds

As I was looking around the North Quabbin woods this past Saturday I saw this  mushroom standing out in the darkness.

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This is a Crown-tipped Coral-Artomyces pyxidatus.

Sometimes walking our dog results in finding something as well, in this case right in our lawn.

Amethyst Deceiver-Laccaria amethystina.  These are relatively small mushrooms that are edible although I read that sometimes they collect arsenic from the ground.  I’ll pass.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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15 Responses to 10.02.2018 More mushroom finds

  1. Gallivanta says:

    The coral shaped mushroom is amazing. How often would you see one of these?

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  2. shoreacres says:

    It really is remarkable how much that fungus resembles sea coral. I laughed at the name of the Amethyst Deceiver — it sounds like a code name for a villainess from a Bond movie.It’s quite pretty, but I wonder how long it lasts. I found a few of my lemon chiffon pie colored fungi a couple of days ago, but when I went back to take a photo after only three hours had passed — kaput.

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    • I laughed at it too. I often wonder about the whimsy of names, but in this case it is appropriate. The mushroom is quite variable so one look does not fit all. Some mushrooms do turn to mush pretty quickly while other last for a few days. For the reason you mention, I shoot a lot of the mushrooms with my phone. If you noticed that they are not clickable that is why. I upload most of them directly to Facebook and then copy and paste from there to the blog. The cranefly and pinewood gingertails was not from the phone.


  3. I have never seen anything like that coral mushroom. What a beautiful find.


    • It was a lucky find too, Melissa. Now that I am an old man, I have the need to run into the woods more often than at one time. While doing what was necessary I looked around and spotted the coral mushroom. Maybe a little too much information. 🙂 That has actually worked for me a few times in the past finding some woodland flower or another.


  4. Beautiful subjects and well captured Steve !!

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  5. The coral like mushroom actually looks real- I see why it is so aptly named. The little pink one is cute but does not measure up to the coral deceiver. Great pics as usual.

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