Anyway, things blend and most thing s are seen in multiple places – we like that about mushrooms – so it more of a species and photography post. Mushrooms are my favorite subject.
Quick PSA – a delay in this VSR production was directly linked to my recent contraction of Anaplasmosis – a tickborne bacteria thing. The nice doctor person at the Pen Bay told me a black legged tick needs to latch on only for a short period of time to play “pass the bacteria” and the infection will start. On day two of antibiotics and I already feel much better, nothing a little doxy can’t fix.
My experience - Certainly wasn’t the worst pain or sickness I have ever felt – I would call the chills, slight fever and slothyness (more than usual) “tolerable”. It came on quick, like within minutes really I went from feeling groovy to shakin’ chilly. I gave it three days to get better – isn’t it weird to live in a time when you hope you have the flu (rather than some tick stuff!). I went to soccer games and strolls and just felt slightly crappy, where sitting in front of the computer really felt like a drag. Some of that might have been psychological about computers.
|horse or field mushrooms|
Photo by Linnell Mather
One of the mushrooms in folks yards and fields has been the horse mushroom (Agaricus capestris) also known as field mushroom. they are white (like lots of the others) and have been abundant. here's photo of a horse mushroom group sent in by Linnell Mather
photo by Dylan Jackson
photo by Dylan Jackson
|the cap is reminiscent of Boletus hortonii....|
but the stalk/stipe screams B. edulis
they came in all shapes and sizes, some were conjoined, and some leif bonded with
|lower king got strangled by a root|
|cooked with Leccinum astrostipitatum|
|Leif is a master mushroom cleaner with his mushroom knife|
my favorite breakfast sandwich. eggs and kings!
|and the hard work literally paid off|
|a nine year old identified and picked most of these|
and then there were a few "infected" by the bolete eater (Hypomyces chrysospermus)...
these ones look a little funky
here are some "other" boletes....we love them all!
|Boletus subvelutipes....and friend|
|I believe Tylopilus chromapes|
by the stalk/stipe. never seen one at this stage before
|have not found in books yet (HNFIBY)|
|they ended up like this, not sure|
|they looked like this at first|
|Tawny Grissette (Amanita fulva)|
a Tawny Grissette, a few others and the many faces of Amanita muscaria...
|Amanita muscaria - as are the rest until further noted|
|A. muscaria "button"|
|Cleft-foot Amanita (Amanita brunnescens)|
|some chanterelles around|
and now for the "other, others"...
|young red-belted conk|
|dye makers polypore - love these|
|scarlet waxy cap|
|Plums and custard |
|Poisonous Pigskin Puffball|
|Poison Pie - Hebeloma crustuliniforme|
|Cortinarius sp. with nice Cortina veil|
|another Cortinarius sp with moist Cortina veil|
|submerged after a good rain|
|Jack O' Lanterns|
|Splash cups - Cyathus striatus -|
|splash cups - open|
and know for something a little disturbing...
Raveneli's Stinkhorn - Phallus ravenelii - lives up to both its latin and common names. they have been popping up the last month or so. starting in eggs and then getting tall and stinky. the cap is covered with "spore-goo" (place joke here) which attracts insects and they become the vector of spore dispersal. Here are some photos of the process...
and here's some more in our never ending quest of finding "limited edition" items at the store.
|"real reese's peanut butter"?|
is that mean anything to you?
|"purple bam!" "makes purple milk"|
that color that sound that name