Monday, October 06, 2008

Fabulous, fascinating fungi

Yes, I know. I am stuck taking photos of fungi lately. With all our rain I have to take advantage of seeking them out while they are fresh and new. I can’t help it, I find them fascinating. And so many different varieties. Take a look. (Letty, I promise—no slugs!) When possible I have added their names (no, I didn’t make them up even with some you would think so). Some of them I found just in our own woods in our yard, while other were found in the woods near Green Turtle Pond where I frequently take walks.

These were fresh and new the day after the rain. I haven’t identified them yet.

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Crowded Parchment. The first one is older; the second photo shows what it looks like when it first blooms.

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Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Mossy Maple Polypore

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Let’s look a little closer at this one. Doesn’t this little one remind you of the creature in Alien?

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Looking like some kind of exotic coral formation is Radiating Phlebia.

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Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey


I don’t have name for this one but I loved how it just kept stacking up on itself. It might be Violet-Toothed Polypore (see second photo). Notice the purplish cast?

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Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Not identified.

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Unidentified.

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Unidentified, but I love the grayish-blue colors!

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Turkey Tails! (for obvious reasons)

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Orange Jelly. Please don’t spread this on toast!

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Thin Maze Flat Polypore.

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Birch Polypore; second photo is how it looks from the bottom.

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Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey


This one has the unfortunate name of Wolf’s Milk Slime. ewww ...

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What did you think? Did you find them fascinating or ugly? I think most people don’t even notice them. If you live in a moist environment where you get quite a bit of rain, why not look around and see if you can find some? Pick a day after you’ve gotten some really good moisture and go hunting!

All these are inedible, so please don’t try to eat any of them. I know, I know—you are all thinking to yourselves as if I would eat anything that looked like that ...

Stay tuned for my next post on some very edible and delicious fungi!

Next entry: On the cusp

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