No-Name Mushrooms

The variety of mushrooms fascinates me. The one in the first picture is on wood in our yard that’s covered with black plastic. I’ve never seen any mushroom remotely like it. It’s hard like wood. The shiny surface is dry, which I didn’t expect, and it’s 4 inches tall.

What an unusual mushroom!!

I found this second mushroom  on a hike yesterday. It was in the woods, near the base of a tree. It too was hard and had a wide base.  I liked the affects of  the grass growing through the mushroom. It would be interesting to know how that happened.

Another nature mystery

I didn’t find the mushrooms in either of my 2 mushroom books. A name isn’t required for my enjoyment.

7 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Therese on May 23, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Interesting as usual! I “get”your last sentence! You are soooo coooooool!!!


  2. Look like mushrooms in various states of melting.


  3. Posted by Gary on August 21, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    The top one is Ganoderma lucidum. Per’
    Andrew Miller, Ph.D.
    Mycologist and Director of the Herbarium/Fungarium
    University of Illinois


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