|Me and my morel. |
I didn't have to hike for this one since I found right in the driveway!
|Jacob identified this beautiful |
mushroom as Amanita caesarea.
The three wild mushrooms that I've found and eaten include several clusters of Chicken of the Woods mushrooms, one morel, and three large black velvet bolete. I found the black velvet bolete, Tylopilus alboater, during a mushroom class. Don't worry Jacob and I are very cautious with wild mushrooms.
|Chicken of the Woods growing in our yard!|
It was tasty!
|A chick Chicken of the Woods, |
this one got away as I spotted it while at work.
|A whole flock of Chickens of the Woods|
Without realizing, I have been snapping lots of photos of mushrooms, and have quite a collection on my iphone. The photos look good on my small iphone screen, but on the computer they aren't the best. I hope you enjoy them none-the-less.
|The mushroom class teacher said this one is the Old Man of the Woods, a kind of bolete.|
|Boletes have little round holes or tubes instead of gills for spores to fall out.|
|A slimy purple mushroom, Cortinarius idoes|
|I love these plump mushrooms|
|They grow in clusters and look like little woodland gnomes!|
|A soft white polypore (many of the species that grow on wood|
and don't have gills are in a type of polypore)
|The beautiful Amanita with it's tiny friends.|
|Amanita's tiny friends up close|
|a bad photo of a cool coral fungus|
|I think this one is called a Fawn Mushroom.|
It may have been edible (I wasn't positive and didn't try it),
plus I found it after its expiration date.
|There are many colorful mushrooms in the Russula group. |
They range from yellow, to red, orange, wine, and white.
|Yellow Russula sp. The slugs and squirrels like it!|
|And a photo taken yesterday! |
Only in New England can you find mushrooms growing out of a
Pileated Woodpecker hole in a old rotting Birch Tree.