Tag Archives: fungus

08.23.2018 Here you go, Andrew…a waterfall and a mushroom

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

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08.23.2018 Black Trumpet Fungaretum and a Close Up

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

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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.

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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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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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09.10.2015 Don’t eat a Amanita

There are, I am told, a couple that can be eaten with care and without alcohol, but these are deadly enough that I wouldn’t take a chance.  One can get quite sick from some and others will plain out kill … Continue reading

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05.21.2015 Button…sort of

Reishi?  It could be Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi and prized by herbalists) or a Fomitopsis pinicola (Red-banded Polypore and also reported to have medicinal properties)…I’ll have to go back later in the season after it is more fully developed.  A more … Continue reading

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