Category Archives: Mushrooms

09.16.2020 Bleeding Fairy Helmet

I don’t name ’em…I just photograph them.  🙂 A friend on Facebook posted some huge Amanitas which I then went looking for on Saturday.  I did find them but as I have done a few times, I am only mentioning … Continue reading

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09.06.2020 Quiet Forest Nature

Common Puffballs aka Gem-Studded Puffballs aka Warted Puffballs aka Wolf Farts aka Devil’s Snuff-box-Lycoperdon perlatum. I went to the pond I visit for sundews yesterday but the buds are still closed tight.  There is another flower there I want to … Continue reading

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03.18.2020-2 Tinder Conks on a Fallen Birch

Also known as Hoof Conks, Fomes fomentarius is a polypore fungus that lives up to its name…or got its name because it can hold a burning coal inside the pores on the underside for hours and be used to start … Continue reading

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01.13.2020-3 Monochrome Monday

Got three M’s going today and the first time that I have posted three in one day as well. So this is another experiment but with the 180. It’s obviously a mushroom but, to paraphrase Minor White, what else is … Continue reading

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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.  Well, it rained fairly hard for a short time and things got pretty wet, … Continue reading

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11.21.2019 OY! It’s an oyster.

Oyster Mushroom, that is.  A couple from the archives.  Oddly, I’ve shot oyster mushrooms-Pleurotus ostreatus many times but haven’t shared them on the blog.

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11.19.2019 Golden Pholiota

Going back a few weeks to September 21, I found a log being broken down by a couple of healthy colonies of Pholiota aurivella, commonly known as Golden Pholiota or Golden Waxy Cap along the road in the Federated Women’s … Continue reading

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11.17.2019 The once and future maple

A forest floor intimate from Acadia N.P.

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09.21.2019 Cluck, cluck, cluck

Last September I came a cross a log that had several of these beautiful Chicken of the Woods mushrooms (Laetiporus sulphureus).  Although I don’t forage this was tempting as they are known to be delicious.  I left it where I … Continue reading

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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. This is a Crown-tipped Coral-Artomyces pyxidatus. Sometimes walking our dog results in finding something as well, in this case … Continue reading

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