One thing for sure no mushrooms in the desert but a lot in the forest.
It must be rather humid in your place to have these loads of mushrooms. They are with complete family together!
Well who know there were so many weird and wonderfully shaped mushrooms John, I notice you didn't say much about the two middle ones above :) I think my favourite were the Marilyn Monroe dress and the pastry dusted with icing sugar!
so cool. just love the mosses, too.
Those are both edibles, John! You've got Honey Mushrooms and Oyster Mushrooms. You can buy the latter in many stores here in SF.
It actually looks like you have oyster mushrooms on top of honey mushrooms, which is odd enough that I'm going to backtrack and say these are all honey mushrooms. I hear they're edible, by the way, but I haven't eaten them myself.
I'm surprised at the huge variety that you are finding!
They really are the weirdest plants. The more I see of them and the more I learn about them the odder they seem!
I admit that I find them rather fascinating. They always have the possibility of a deadly edge to them....
The Fungus Fair is this weekend in Santa Cruz.
Oh, my, would like to see those in the last shot better...they look edible...okay, I see someone else agrees with me. Well, on rereading his comment not sure what he means....will have to look up 'honey mushrooms.'
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