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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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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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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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10.31.2013 It’s the Fungus Apocalypse

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10.13.2013 Diva’s Ear

I hope this does not say I have a mean streak. But as I wandered in the Brooks Woodland Preserve this morning, I came across an old tree with this interesting display and immediately thought of poor Office Diva and … Continue reading

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9.23.2013 ‘shrooms

A few posts ago Bente asked to see the mushroom I had photographed.  Well, I don’t think I will post that although it could qualify as a bad photo for Diva’s request.  Anyway, I have some of that species and … Continue reading

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12.18.2011 Hare’s Foot Ink Cap Mushrooms

I found these along Gate 52 in the Quabbin Park area.  I’m told they are not that often seen in our area, so I was very fortunate to find them in this rotting tree that has since fallen during our … Continue reading

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02.19.2011 Bits of news

I recently had a couple of images published in  the book, “The Butterflies of Minnesota: A ‘flier’s manual” by Jim Patterson. Unfortunately, Mr. Patterson passed away shortly before the book was completed and his brother Art finished and published it … Continue reading

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