Category Archives: Fungi

08.12.2018 Amanita…do not eat a

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. Advertisements

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08.05.2018 Return to Murphy Falls

What do you do on a day when it is pouring rain?  Photograph water, I guess.  And I love this waterfall and it also kindles memories of Murphy who I still miss almost as much as I did the first … Continue reading

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04.01.2017 Scaly Chanterelle and an Orange Chanteuse.

Lots of good April Fool’s stuff going around, but that’s not in my wheelhouse, as they say, so I’ll just post something more summery on this snowy, slushy April 1st. Turbinellus kauffmanii fka Gomphus kauffmanii fka Cantharellus kauffmanii-Kauffman’s Scaly Chantarelle … Continue reading

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10.19.2016 Walkin’ up a country road

Looking at my pre-Quabbin map of the area, with the proposed reservoir overlaid, I think this is River Road or it may be a continuation of New Boston Road in Shutesbury.  River Road seems the more likely.  In modern terms, … Continue reading

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06.06.2016 Cluck, cluck, cluck

I did a nice hike in the Quabbin this morning.  Water and landscape shooting.  On my way out, I put my peripheral vision to good use as I noticed this Chicken of the Woods fungus (Laetiporus sulphureus) brightly shining off … Continue reading

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09.14.2015 Sure, why not…Monday ‘shroom

Well, I am sitting here in relative panic mode.  I just boxed up and UPSed off my 5D Mark II to Canon for a clean and check.  There are a few spots on the sensor that my Sensor Swabs cannot … Continue reading

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09.13.2015 Sunday ‘shroom

Sounds like a regular thing, but probably not.  However, it is Sunday and it is a mushroom although not at all toadstool-like. After shooting the fog in New Salem yesterday morning, I walked the Norwottuck Railtrail in Amherst and found … Continue reading

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