10.23.2021 Orange you glad it’s October #2

Autumn is fall color season and mushroom season as well.  This Amanita muscaria has that warm glow that signifies the end of summer and the hues of the cycle of life.

I’ve yet to find one of the bright red of this species but orange will do, don’t you think?


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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26 Responses to 10.23.2021 Orange you glad it’s October #2

  1. picpholio says:

    What a wonderful shot of these twoo “amanitas”

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  2. Ms. Liz says:

    Orange does ‘do’ very, very well! These look so sweet and I absolutely love the shot. You probably follow Thomas Whelan I imagine, he put up orange fungi today too! I’m very keen on orange. https://tomwhelan.wordpress.com/2021/10/22/orange/

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  4. This mushroom gives people’s brains a warm—or more than warm—glow, too.

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  5. tomwhelan says:

    That’s a perfect Amanita and a beautiful image. I’ve been on the lookout for nice ones like this, with little luck until a huge orange mushroom appeared at the base of an oak in my yard.

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  6. susurrus says:

    Orange will do fine. I’ve been looking for a red mushroom too. I’ve seen thousands while looking this years, but no reds and no oranges.

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  7. Peter Klopp says:

    What a beautiful mushroom you discovered in your woods, Steve. I wonder if it is edible?

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  8. That is such a wonderful cheery image this fabulous fungi, Steve. I really like the portait view, something I don’t always think to utilise.

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  9. Wow Steve! That is one Great & Interesting mushroom image!

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  10. Eliza Waters says:

    A classic! I always think of gnomes, fairies and elves when I see one. 😉

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    • I don’t remember the storybook, but do remember some child’s book (maybe Alice in Wonderland) that had the red variety of these as part of the storyline. I’ve never seen a toad on one of these stools but hope to someday.

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  11. shoreacres says:

    I found a red and very weathered mushroom in the east Texas woods that I wondered about. Do these spread as they age? The one I found was flattened and faded, but it seems to have been red with the same sort of white spots. It certainly didn’t have the youthful glow of this one. And look how many you have. Do they tend to pop up in groups, like our ‘fairy rings’?

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    • Mushrooms are the fruiting bodies of the fungal strands, mycelia, that move through the soil and exchange nutrients with plant roots symbiotically. So the fungal “flowers” can pop up anywhere but since they are so widespread in the soil they do often appear in groups. Sometimes in a small clump like these or in a larger arrangement.. Every so often I get a fairy ring of boletes called Slippery Jack in our front lawn.

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  12. Todd Henson says:

    Very nice, I love the angled row of them into the distance. This past weekend I saw a bright red/orange color at the base of a fallen or cut tree. It was just barely out of the ground so I wasn’t sure what it was, but this has me wondering if it might have been one of these just popping up.

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