Monday, January 7, 2019

Mushrooms of every description!

I started trying to identify the mushrooms we’ve seen lately and have to admit that I gave up! I might have been able to figure out some of them but I got sidetracked reading all of the neat information. It might be helpful to know which ones you could survive on in the wild.

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But I think I’ll stick to ‘day hiking’ near civilization!

So I made some mosaics for you to enjoy!

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And if you know what any of these are, give me a ‘shout out’.

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This one was gorgeous!

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I’ll zoom in to show you a little better.

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It was as big as a dinner plate…or platter!

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And this one looked like a black leather glove that had been trampled on by a horse! heehee!

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I put a little shade on it to see better!

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These were super tiny!

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And so colorful!

You just never know what you’ll see in the forest!

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Maybe some things in Florida you didn’t expect to see!

Thanks so much for the wonderful comments on my Florida Bobcat sighting HERE! It was amazing to see and fun to tell the story! If you missed it, just click HERE!

I’m joining Angie for Mosaic Monday HERE.

47 comments:

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

How interesting! I never knew there were so many different kinds. Thanks for sharing. One never knows what one will discover!

Arlene Grimm said...

One of my husband's family names is Morel. ...like the Mushroom.:)

DIMI said...

Hello! Wonderful pictures!
Such beautiful variety of mushrooms! Like the colors and the different shapes too!
What a great experience to see and photographed the Bobcat! Great captures!
Thank you for your kind comment on my post! Have a happy week!
Dimi...

Jeanie said...

What a beautiful array of fungi -- and your photos are outstanding; crystal clear!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I say, a rose is a rose

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Wonderful photos. I get some pretty mushrooms growing around here and they are so fun to look at. Happy Monday!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Gorgeous photos! My hubby grew some in some logs and they were great. Trying to remember the kind, they were common but delicious. Like you, I would be afraid to try anything wild and get seriously ill.

Linda said...

I’m always so amazed at all the things you find on your hikes! Including that bobcat the other day! Yes, stick a bit closer to civilization!

Kate said...

Such an assortment of 'mushrooms' - wouldn't it be nice to know which ones were edible. Love your photos.

gillena cox said...

None of these mushroom, do i know of before. The cactus i have seen before. Thanks for your interesting share. Happy New Year

Much🎉love

Tom said...

...mushrooms are such interesting gifts of nature!

David Gascoigne said...

Fungi are often difficult to identify. One of my friends is a retired professor of biology and his specialty was mycology, so in the fall we go mushroom hunting. He knows all the edible varieties and we have a feast!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful fungi! (And knowing mushrooms belong in that category is as far as my knowledge goes). Our grandsons and their wives go mushrooming (in Oregon) and when we were there they brought us a huge pile of Chantrelles which were delicious. They even cleaned them for us! I. We trust them, but not ourselves and I’d never eat any wild mushrooms I found. But they are so beautiful , just amazing to see.

Cloudia said...

A lovely days wander!

Powell River Books said...

The flat one in the second mosaid looks like a shelf fungus. The name for the one most common around here in BC is Artist's Conk. That's because they dry hard and are good for painting on or carving. I don't try to pick mushrooms to eat. I don't know enough, but it is a big business here in the fall. Pickers and mushroom buyers come from out of town to get things like pine mushrooms and chanterelles to export. You can see boxes go out as cargo at the airport. Some are even sent oversees once they get to the big city processors. - Margy

Sandra said...

I have never seen any of these in my part of Flordia, they are truly beautiful, even the ugly black one is pretty. love the bright yellow and brown tiny ones and the gorgeous one is really gorgeous..

Bob Bushell said...

Fantastic mushrooms, they look so good.

Jenn Jilks said...

I did a fungus mosaic once!
You are right, one thing leads to another.

Red Rose Alley said...

Mushrooms are the strangest things, but I love the white ones sautéed in butter hehehe. Off to check out your Bobcat sighting.

~Sheri

Out on the prairie said...

There are cactus here in Iowa even, on what they call sand prairie

Debbie said...

ooooh such fancy fungi!! i know nothing and i would assume it would be time consuming to figure out!!!

Lowcarb team member said...

There are just so many different types of mushrooms aren't there.
I do like your photographs and the mosaics.

Have a great week.

All the best Jan

Ann Thompson said...

These are some interesting looking mushrooms. I could never survive on wild ones. I can't tell a good one from a bad one

Sam I Am...... said...

I love fungi and you have some really unusual ones there and beautiful too. The cactus was a real surprise!

happyone said...

Some of those mushrooms can be so pretty. Don't know the names though.
Great mosaics of them.

Anonymous said...

Diane, I don't know why but the look of mushrooms gives me the willies! I think I've watched too many sci fi movies! I like the cactus though!

Sarah said...

Your mushroom sightings are wonderful. What an amazing variety! I remember doing a similar project when I was teaching. The students and I took nature walks in the natural wooded area along a creek that was behind our school. First time I came across a bracket mushroom. Thanks for sparking the memories.
Happy New Year! Thanks for the visit and thoughtful comment on my post.

Terri D said...

I don't know an edible mushroom from a poisonous toadstool either. It would be nice to know. Those big ones you found are really strange! I always learn something new from your posts!

Danice G said...

Wow, I did not know there are so many types of mushrooms. Some are really pretty. Your photos look great.

Angie said...

Diane - as I said to Margy, I am going to be zero help with the identifications, but I sure like looking at your photos. It is amazing what a bit of water and lack of sunlight and dirt will do!!! And these organisms are such an essential part of the ecosystem. What a fun post for Mosaic Monday! Keep bringing your hiking treasures to all of us! - we love it!

Lorrie said...

There are so many varieties of fungi and I know zip about them. I'd love to take a course some day on how to identify them. They are so detailed and interesting.

riitta k said...

Stunning photos of the treasures of autumn forest <3 Happy 2019!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Diane; Wow, I've never seen all of the fungus (haha, your friends' comments reminded me this English p;-)
I enlarged the first collage and really impressed the varieties of colorful ones. The zoomed picture sure was impressed me!!!
Have a WONDERFUL rest of the week♪
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

Klara S said...

Hello, you have a great collection here. Beautiful shots.

Linda Walker said...

Wow, you have so many different mushrooms types in these photos! I photograph mushrooms too, I am fascinated by them! I have a friend who identifies mushrooms, so I will have to show her your photos!Hope you had a wonderful Christmas Diane! Happy New Year!

Hootin' Anni said...

Wow...I didn't realize so many different ones exist. But, I admit I really don't pay much attention. Noe, I will!

podso said...

Who would know there are so many gorgeous mushrooms! Thank you for showing us. I am amazed at how quickly they can grow on our front lawn when we've had a lot of rain. Like a lot in one day!

Nancy's Notes said...

Diane, who knew? I didn’t know there were so many different kinds of mushrooms! How interesting! Your blog is still awesome! I am back and hope to see you again!
Nancy

Carla from The River said...

Mushrooms are beautiful .. I am amazed at all the colors they come in.
As always great photos!
Carla

KB said...

Mushrooms are tasty and so interesting to look at

Cranberry Morning said...

Well I certainly would never have expected to see a cactus in Florida! And those beautiful mushrooms! Maybe the yellowish one is hen and chicks or chickens and something. Can't remember. And maybe it's not. If it is, then it's edible. But I love looking at mushrooms and not attempting to eat them - unless they're in the produce department. :-) Have a wonderful day, Diane!

Debbie said...

i thought maybe you got consumed in your book and forgot about us!!! hehehehe

BeachGypsy said...

I LOVE MUSHROOMS! But I would be too afraid to eat any wild ones I found! This was a neat post, but the PREVIOUS ONE....I didnt get a chance to comment til now.........the BOBCAT!!--oh MY GOODNESS--what a lucky sighting! That cat was plum gorgeous...you got great pictures! Look how beautiful his fun is!--and love those pert ears! Just want to reach out and pet him...but I know we can't. I think I would be absolutely STUNNED to come across something like this!! LOL HERE KITTY, KITTY!! HA HA lol

Connie said...

Another amazing post :) Many years ago we hiked through the Pacific Northwest rain-forest and saw mushrooms everywhere and in every shape and color. I would love to go back again with creating a post in mind. They are so pretty and I love the textures.
Great post!!!
Connie :)

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

While I have no idea on the names of any of these mushrooms, they sure are colorful. And, if edible, would certainly add color to a meal!

Ricki Treleaven said...

There's a fungus among us!!! ;P LOVE the mosaics in this post. You find quite a variety of mushrooms. Thanks for sharing!

Happy New Year!
RJ

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

That was quite an amazing group of pictures you shared with all the different mushrooms! Apparently mushroom hunting is big business, and although I don't know much about them, I do know what a Morel mushroom looks like, as they are highly sought out here in our area. Your collages are beautiful, and I was intrigued with the mushroom the size of a dinner plate! Amazing to see! Enjoyed my visit with you today :)