A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Fungi in the Forest

Pass Creek
North of Pagosa Springs, Colorado

I showed some flowers awhile back but fungi are far more interesting to me.
Several of these Beans gets credit for finding them.

I wonder how these survive the snow and freezing cold of winters.

This type may be seasonal wonders meaning they grow this much in one year and die off.

But these guys, shelf fungi, take years to get this big.

This by far was my favorite find and I've only seen this one.
It is about the size of a ping pong ball.  The cap was very hard, much like shoe leather.


John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I've heard of pigs sniffing out truffles, but never cats trained to find fungi. Clever old Beans.

Lucy Corrander Now in Halifax! said...

I hardly know what's what when it come to fungi but like you, like them a lot. In terms of pictures, I find the top one the prettiest and the bottom one the most interesting.

Shammickite said...

I'd love to know more about fungi, and whether they re edible or not. The local forests are full of mushrooms of many kinds in September and October, and lots of people collect them and eat them. Very interesting photos.