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#21 ElPirana

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Posted 07 July 2020 - 09:59 PM

Went back out into the woods next to the same trail again on 5 July 2020.

I haven't had time to go through the field guide yet to see if I can identify any of them, so for now I'm just going to place a number above each picture in case I want to reference these later.  These are in order in which I found them.


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Posted 07 July 2020 - 10:57 PM

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Great pictures !!!


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Posted 09 July 2020 - 06:04 PM

I’ve started trying to ID some of these. I’m not making much progress lol. I was spending too much time play with the camera and not enough time getting all the characteristics of the mushrooms. I really need to bring a notebook when I go out like this. Anyway, here’s a start to the list:

1. ?
2. ?
3. ?
4. ?
5. sebacina pululahuana
6. sebacina pululahuana
7. Auricularia "americana"
8. Auricularia "americana"
9. ?
10. ?
11. ?
12. ?
13. ?
14. Scarlet Cup (Sarcoscypha coccinea)
15. ?
16. ?
17. Orange Pinwheel Marasmius (Marasmius siccus)
18. ?
19. ?
20. ?

#24 ElPirana

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Posted 11 July 2020 - 11:22 AM

Yesterday I walked about 1/4 to 1/2 mile further up the trail from the last hike.  The tree canopy was not quite as thick, so I think it allowed the ground to dry out more, in addition to less rain lately.  It was sure dryer than my previous hike.  After a lot of looking around, I was able to find some beautiful fungi.

 

This first mushroom I found was about 2" tall, the cap was about 1.25" diameter.
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Here's the underside of the first mushroom.
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Another unknown mushroom.
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Ander another view of the same.
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Here are some polypores, unknown version.  I ended up finding a lot of polypore mushrooms.
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As I ventured further into the woods, I came to a little clearing that looked like an old creekbed.
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There were several of these shelf like mushrooms on this tree, all of them were way too high up to get a good view from the tops.
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More polypores.  Some of these were at least 8-10" diameter.
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And I found a few of these the other day.  These guys are so tiny!
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I liked this one.  Looks like a moss & mushroom symbiotic relationship.
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I found these growing in/under some decomposing tree matter, under an elm tree.  These were not found during my hike, I actually found them later in the day up the hill from where I live.  They smelled a bit like fresh hay.
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#25 ElPirana

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Posted 28 July 2020 - 04:35 PM

I saw a few of these today. Really trying to figure this one out, I think it is a type of amanita, Saproamanita thiersii.

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And this next one, I have no idea:

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 09:07 AM

Yes, now known as Amanita thiersii.

 

The last pic is a Ganoderma.


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Posted 03 August 2020 - 06:45 AM

Great thread I haven't been reading so much lately but this was worth the stop to smell the fungi lol

Last photo page 1 looks like phallius mushroom there's a few to that group I believe? No joke on the name lol

Anyway great trying to identify yourself and great asking for confirmation :)

I've been learning here for a while now and still learning more I think it's great The mysterious fungi world
I'm happy to be following along now :)
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#28 ElPirana

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Posted 03 August 2020 - 09:26 AM

I’m glad you’ve enjoyed it so far Wild! And thank you for help the with the ID.

It’s really incredible the amount of fungi growing around us. And some of these varieties I will see only once, so I always take pictures now.

The last couple days I went out again, so I’ll be posting more pics with some new mushrooms.
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Posted 03 August 2020 - 03:03 PM

On Saturday I went to a park that's about 18 miles away with a friend.  

We found some chanterelles, although they weren't all at their prime.


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Then a few other mushrooms we found while out in the woods:

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found a few little puffballs, here's one:

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I don't know what this one is, but may be one of the more intriguing mushrooms of the day:

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What a glutonous slug:

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No mushrooms here, I just liked how it looks:

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Posted 03 August 2020 - 03:49 PM

We have had very little rain and there is very little in the woods to be found, unfortunately... I have a chanterelle spot that produces well... Last year I filled a paper grocery bag and then some in one day... Granted, I had not been out to that particular spot in over a month when I hit that mother lode...

 

I can not see all of the surrounding terrain, but I have seen old sunken roads that deep... It may be a creek bed but it is not at a depth that could rule out old road... You would know better than me since you have been there...


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Posted 03 August 2020 - 05:07 PM

We have had very little rain and there is very little in the woods to be found, unfortunately... I have a chanterelle spot that produces well... Last year I filled a paper grocery bag and then some in one day... Granted, I had not been out to that particular spot in over a month when I hit that mother lode...
 
I can not see all of the surrounding terrain, but I have seen old sunken roads that deep... It may be a creek bed but it is not at a depth that could rule out old road... You would know better than me since you have been there...

It’s kind of strange, we’ve been getting rain more often than normal. Last week was about 2-3 days of rain. Typically a thunderstorm now and then is common, but not nearly as much as this year.

These chanterelles were near a creekbed for the most part. I went out yesterday in a completely different area and found quite a few also near a different creek. Not enough to fill a grocery bag, you must’ve hit the motherload!
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Posted 03 August 2020 - 05:55 PM

There's a small wooded area that's about two miles from my home, each time I drive by I wonder what I might find.  So yesterday morning (Sunday) I decided to check it out.

On my way to the woods, just after parking, I immediately found a couple amanitas, including this beautiful young mushroom.  It looks like it may be an amanita thiersii, just like what I found last week.


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Then real quickly after going into the woods, I found more chanterelles.  There's a small creek right behind me when I took these photos:2

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These next several mushrooms were in the same area as the first chanterelles:

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I'm pretty confident these are Jack O'Lanterns (Omphalotus olearius) although I didn't know at the time, I just knew these were not chanterelles:

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Then a few feet away were these two coral mushrooms, maybe the crested coral (Clavulina cristata):

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Do you see the extra little mushroom hiding in plain sight?

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Now...I couldn't help myself, I had to insert this in here:

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I found a couple of these baby red-capped mushrooms, then a few feet away I found some mature mushrooms that must be the same.  These appear to be the Emetic Russula (Russula emetica).  The mature fruit really matches the field guide.

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There was a feather sitting next to this tiny guy.  Not sure what it is though.

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And another flower, couldn't help myself again:

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#33 wildedibles

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Posted 03 August 2020 - 06:54 PM

Some interesting mushrooms
The short purple flowers are self heal :)

That Russula is really red ours turn out pink :)
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Posted 03 August 2020 - 06:55 PM

That one beside the feather might be a staining Beolte?
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Posted 04 August 2020 - 08:54 AM

 

We have had very little rain and there is very little in the woods to be found, unfortunately... I have a chanterelle spot that produces well... Last year I filled a paper grocery bag and then some in one day... Granted, I had not been out to that particular spot in over a month when I hit that mother lode...
 
I can not see all of the surrounding terrain, but I have seen old sunken roads that deep... It may be a creek bed but it is not at a depth that could rule out old road... You would know better than me since you have been there...

It’s kind of strange, we’ve been getting rain more often than normal. Last week was about 2-3 days of rain. Typically a thunderstorm now and then is common, but not nearly as much as this year.

These chanterelles were near a creekbed for the most part. I went out yesterday in a completely different area and found quite a few also near a different creek. Not enough to fill a grocery bag, you must’ve hit the motherload!

 

Last year was super wet and was an amazing season... The year before was also pretty good, I didn't find as many chanterelles but I was finding a ton of Aborted Entoloma (shrimp of the woods) which I really like... Last year was GREAT for chants around me, maybe the best season I have had... This year has been more than disappointing... We have gotten a little more rain recently so my hope is that the spores will germinate and we will continue to get rain so they can spread out...

 

Chants like creek beds and are really known for being found along trails... A lot of mine are found along the ATV trail... Last year, they had fruited in my best spot up and down the trail as well as to both sides... It was pretty incredible... Game trails, walking trails, etc... are also great places to start looking for chants!


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Posted 04 August 2020 - 08:57 AM

I can't be 100% certain based on these photos, but that doesn't look like crown coral to me... There is a look alike that does not have the crowns at the end of each extension... It is tough and bitter and not considered a good edible mushroom like your crown coral.


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Posted 04 August 2020 - 08:59 AM

The lil read one, I think, is a bicolor bolete... @wildedibles, yes, it does stain blue...  There are several different boletes that will stain blue... There are a ton of boletes in general...


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Posted 06 August 2020 - 08:25 AM

Yes some are easily finding names to others can be harder
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Posted 06 August 2020 - 11:48 AM

I can't be 100% certain based on these photos, but that doesn't look like crown coral to me... There is a look alike that does not have the crowns at the end of each extension... It is tough and bitter and not considered a good edible mushroom like your crown coral.

My IDs are still a little questionable. I’m realizing there are far more varieties than what’s shown in my field guide lol, although the guide is tremendously helpful. I haven’t picked any of the coral, I’ve just let them be.

And thank you PJ and Wild for helping out with the feedback. I was looking up some info on boletes, very interesting stuff. I realize now that if I had attempted to see if it stains/bruises blue, it could have helped on the ID.



Today I found many, many more of these amanitas. Here’s one of the bigger specimens:

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Posted 07 August 2020 - 09:52 PM

I found a group of mushrooms in the grass a couple days ago. Yesterday I took photos of an immature fruit:

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Then today I took a couple more pics of the mature fruit:

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I believe this is a Horse Mushroom, Agaricus arvensis.

There are a couple things I could have done to help ID.... first I could have smelled it, if it had a spicy odor that would have helped confirm. Second is to see if it bruises yellow.
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