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Monday, January 5, 2015

It is Mushroom Time


This year there has been an abundance of mushrooms up in my playground (Annadel State Park) more so than any of the other 5 years I've lived here.  Not only more but different varieties I've not seen before.  Just makes me wonder where these new breeds have been all this time.  So I will be showing some which I do not know their names nor do I know if they are safe to eat or not.  Anyway, being a State Park you cannot pick them even if you knew what you were doing.

These two were ground-huggers so I just took their picture looking straight down upon them.


Very wet that day as you can see by the water droplets on the lens



10 comments:

s.c said...

Must be something to do with the water in the ground. Am looking forward to the next pictures.

biebkriebels said...

They have very different colours.I never eat a mushroom from the woods, only from a shop, I am afraid of being poisoned.

MarkD60 said...

Mushrooms are very interesting "plants"?

TexWisGirl said...

the first one reminded me of ringworm. ;)

EG CameraGirl said...

I wonder if mushroom spores lay dormant for years until the conditions are just right to grow.

John W. Wall said...

Hi, John. The top one is a Lactarius (and the middle one might be also). I've heard that people pickle it (if it's L. deliciosus), but I've never done it. The bottom one looks like an Amanita, but I couldn't say which one. Probably a good idea not to eat any Amanitas since the genus includes the deadly ones (which grow abundantly in our area).

Linda Kay said...

John, I don't know the difference between mushrooms, so would probably poison myself.!

Felicia said...

I don't know much about mushroom but they are cool to photograph and you did a great job with these.

Randy said...

Nice looking assortment.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I've been looking forward to your mushroom photos. Where have these guys been? Lying dormant waiting for enough moisture to finally burst forth. Amazing isn't it?