01.13.2020 Mushroom Monday

Just a lovely oyster mushroom in Quabbin.

It was misting yesterday morning and I thought it was worth getting out and seeing whatever I could see.ย  Well, it rained fairly hard for a short time and things got pretty wet, but this oyster mushroom was worth seeing. There were several on the trunk but I liked the curl on this one that gave a nice view of the gill structure. I think that it’s most likely a late fall oyster mushroom (Panellus serotinus) because of the time of year but they usually have a bit more color to them, often with some green/blue tinge.

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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21 Responses to 01.13.2020 Mushroom Monday

  1. The dark background shows off these mushrooms quite nicely.

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  2. eremophila says:

    Love fungi, and this is like a multistory tree house!

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  3. Nice Steve! Great mushroom image!

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  4. Andrew says:

    I saw this on FB and gasped. For a mushroom image this is pretty darned special.

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  5. This seems to be the day of wishing I had done images of yours.

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  6. Todd Henson says:

    This one works really well. I love how see both the tops of the caps and the gills.

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  7. Lemony says:

    Wonderful details here. I love that the cluster allows us to see from so many angles.

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  8. shoreacres says:

    I came over to get caught up, and giggled. You could have called this group you posted a part of “Multiple Monday.” I know the temptation, though. I need to find a way to do some multiples that will reduce the stack of photos I want to post.

    I’m so fond of these mushrooms. These always look to me like Art Deco wall sconces. This one is beautiful, especially the detail of the gills.

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    • I have a tendency to forget images and they don’t get posted in a timely fashion so lately I’ve been doubling up, or tripling, but really should save a few for when a dry spell hits. The same thing happens while I am shooting. Once I am on to another subject the previous one disappears from my consciousness until I download the files. Maybe “Multiple Monday” will become a thing.

      These are my favorite mushrooms to photograph besides finding new ones. I like eremophila’s description as a tree house.

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  9. bluebrightly says:

    Sure looks like an oyster mushroom. ๐Ÿ™‚ The “normal” ones smell really nice. I didn’t know there was a late fall species – maybe these don’t have the pleasant fragrance. What a gorgeous image! And I’m surprised it’s in this condition after you’ve had snow. Interesting!!

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