Tag Archives: fungus

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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07.04.2020 Hemlock Varnish Conk-Ganoderma tsugae

Although the same species, this is not the same mushroom I posted as an abstract a while back.  I went looking for woodland flowers this morning and not much was happening.  They must be spent from their glory last year … Continue reading

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06.13.2020 Fungal Fire

A little abstract fungus something on a warm sunny day in New England. Ganoderma tsugae, along with G. lucidum, are herbal mushrooms used for a variety of applications.  I am not an herbalist or a mycologist so that’s all I … Continue reading

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04.06.2020 A Monday morning fave

Here’s another favorite from the archives. I shared it a few years ago and probably told the story behind it then.  But I am known to repeat my stories as I can never remember to whom I told them. One … Continue reading

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03.28.2020-2 I’m a Little Elf Cup, Short and Stout

Can’t you just imagine little Shirley Temple singing that?    😀 Red is such a cheerful color.  🙂 Actually, it’s a Scarlet Elf Cup fungus.  What a cutie, eh? Sarcoscypha dudleyi or austriaca.  Either way, the common name is the … 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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