Posts Tagged ‘mushrooms’

Small Shelf Mushroom

I found four of these small shelf mushrooms in our yard.

They weren’t soft and flexible.

I wasn’t able to identify them, but I sure did enjoy them.

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A No-Name Mushroom

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These mushrooms grew at the base of a sweet gum tree in our backyard.

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I found them on November 24th last year

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and was excited over their appearance.

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 Rains kept me from taking more pictures until November 30. The largest one measured 3 1/2 inches in diameter.

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Mushrooms are beginning to frustrate me. I find ones I like and then can’t find them in any of my six mushroom books.

Oh well. I can still enjoy them anyway.

No Name Mushrooms

Buffy and I went for a morning walk through the woods at Stone Face.  The late October day was cloudy. No water ran in the creek. No flowers bloomed.

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These mushrooms practically lined part of a fallen dead tree.

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White shelf mushrooms also grew on the same log.

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I thought this configuration had an artistic appearance.

One of these shelf mushrooms had gills on the underside, and the other had pores.  I didn’t find either of these in any of  my six mushroom books.

It didn’t matter to me. I enjoyed them anyway. Besides, they don’t know what they are either.

I come from an artistic family and look at things from an artistic standpoint.

Photographic Challenge

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Oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) grew in clusters along the side of a fallen, long-dead tree.

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For a picture of their gills, I held the camera upside down, focused and snapped the picture.

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It was fun and had surprising results.

White Mushroom

I seem to be developing a knack for finding things I can’t identify.

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These mushrooms commonly grew in a low damp area on … I’m not sure on what kind of wood. I took the pictures  on November 30.

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At first they looked to me like mushrooms that had curled inside-out as they aged.

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And, as of this posting, I still have no idea what they are.

Fungus/Mushrooms

Another cold cloudy day had me wanting a short outing.

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Research turned up many names to choose from for these:

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wood ear, jelly ear, brown jelly fungi and Auricularia auricula.

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False turkey tails (Stereum ostrea) are smooth underneath,

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and turkey tails (Trametes versicolor) have pores underneath.

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My last find was reddish-brown crust (Hymenochaste tabacina).

I left feeling refreshed, even though the outing was short.

Surprise Mushrooms

I was meandering around the back-back of our backyard, and

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almost stepped on these mushrooms.

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   They blended in with the grass much more than it looks in the pictures.

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  Ash tree boletes (Moletinellus meruleoides)

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grow in the summer and fall near ash trees.

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Their stem grows off center of the mushroom, and the pores are angular.