Category Archives: Mushrooms

10.28.2022 Fungal Friday- a study of a species

Sticking with the the “F” themed Friday posts. Not sure what the next will be. Well, the windows are all installed and half needed new moldings  for which I now have to fill the nail holes and finish.  Most will … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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10.06.2021 Fungus Vignette

I noticed the red of the Partridge Berries first then the shape and color of the mushrooms as we walked the Eagle Lake Trail at Acadia N.P. Tricholoma equestre–aka-Tricholoma flavovirens-aka-Man on Horseback.  The ID is via iNaturalist and of course … Continue reading

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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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