Category Archives: Fungi
As I was looking around the North Quabbin woods this past Saturday I saw this mushroom standing out in the darkness. This is a Crown-tipped Coral-Artomyces pyxidatus. Sometimes walking our dog results in finding something as well, in this case … Continue reading
I don’t forage, so these had nothing to fear from me and I wasn’t going to deprive all those spores of their destinies. But there are a few mushrooms that are unmistakable even to a layperson like me. This is … Continue reading
A few days ago, while looking for some small orchids in North Quabbin, I came across this rotting pine stump covered with tiny mushrooms. It’s just an iPhone shot and didn’t get all the color as you’ll see. I went … Continue reading
This past Sunday I visited Bear’s Den to see how the waterfall was doing. It was doing very well. Lots and lots of water. (I posted a tannin colored cascade from here the other day) And there was also an … Continue reading
What luck. Yesterday I had a quick drapery rod installation for a store customer. As I unloaded my tools and said rod entering through the garage, I noticed a motherlode of Black Trumpet mushrooms along the front sidewalk. The customer … Continue reading
After two shots of froggie yesterday, he hopped under a log. When I hopped over the log to see if I could see him I saw this instead. Phlebia incarnata. There were several groups of these along the log but … Continue reading
The Blusher (Amanita rubescens) is variable in appearance. Supposedly edible if properly prepared (like a pufferfish), but as I suggest in the title, I wouldn’t take a chance on any Amanita.