Thursday, June 27, 2019

We might need a little orange!


When you're hiking in the woods, the color orange sure stands out!


I'd really like to make an effort to learn some of the names of the mushrooms and fungi that I see.


But I'm having trouble with the ID of them all.


I need to see if I can buy a special mushroom ID book. I've tried to buy identification books for all kinds of things here in Florida and that helps so much. 


So I'll share the beauty of them all and fill in the blanks when I figure out the proper ID!


These were all taken on last week when we had a little rain every day. The mushrooms just sprouted up everywhere. 


This black mushroom was on the golf course behind our house. 


A white mushroom is in the same area!

The rest of these were on the Florida Trails. You know where that is! We hike there A LOT! lol
  

Do you have mushrooms popping up around you after a rain?

How about a Black Swallowtail with orange dots!

I’m joining Thankful Thursdays .

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

!we do for sure,, beautiful photos, hard to get done on those shots!

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

I love those colorful orange mushrooms, very pretty. We have been seeing a few mushrooms. Beautiful Black Swallowtail, lovely photos. Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend ahead.

Tom said...

...not the orange I think of for Florida.

Jeanie said...

That fungi is really striking. and yes, I was surprised to see mushrooms popping up after our rains. Maybe I shouldn't be!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

We do too! You have a variety for sure!

David M. Gascoigne, said...

I find fungi one of the most difficult groups to identify and if there are walks with a local mycologist available I would recommend taking them. Once you get started with a few pointers from a proficient guide it becomes a whole lot easier. The Peterson Guide to Mushrooms is pretty comprehensive, but if you can find a local guide it would be even better since you then only have to focus on the species known to be in your area.

SImple and Serene Living said...

I have always been fascinated by mushrooms and toadstools and oh that swallowtail. Beautiful. xo Laura

BeachGypsy said...

These are really cool mushroom pictures. We had quite a few spring up the other day, after all the afternoon thunderstorms. I kept putting it off and putting it off....getting out there to take pictures, and when I finally DID, they were gone. I'll try to catch some next time. I always tell granddaughter mushrooms are from where fairies danced the night before. LOL She loves fairies like I do. I've never seen a black mushroom like that one though!!--did you find out what kind it was? And by the way......I LOVE TO EAT mushrooms, I always have loved them on pizza and in spaghetti sauce and so many other ways. Do you?

Michelle said...

I always like to see different mushrooms. My son is getting good at identifying ones he comes across while hiking. Thanks for linking up today.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

wow what lovely and neat looking mushrooms--
I also like taking photos of them--
but you got me beat with the orange ones and that black one for sure--
luv, di

Mia said...

Definitely, Diane. Mushrooms pop up around everywhere in Greece too. Great photos but I llllllllllove the butterfly!!!!!!! Hugs!!!

Ann said...

I usually get mushrooms popping up throughout my back yard. I never have any clue as to what kind they are

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

I especially love that second photo of mushrooms growing on a log. Beautiful photography all!

Vee said...

Have never seen a black mushroom...they are rather attractive as mushrooms go.

Terri D said...

Oh my goodness, do we have those mushrooms/toadstools. I pulled up about a dozen of those orange things from our front flower bed. Let me know what they are when you find out! They popped up over-night. Amazing.

Lea said...

I enjoy seeing different kinds of mushrooms, but I cannot ID them either.
Great photo of the Black Swallowtail aka Pipevine Swallowtail.
Hope you are having a great week!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Last week's rain really brought them out, huh.

(I wuv flutterbys)

Debbie said...

i know nothing about mushrooms, i would google it, i'm sure something will come up!!

that is one beautiful butterfly and a great picture of it!!!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

The orange colour sure does stand out. Great fungi photos. Hope you have a fantastic weekend.

Trini Altea said...

Que maravilla de fotos. Un saludo desde Almería España

Red Rose Alley said...

Yes, we definitely need a little orange. I heard one time it's the happiest color. The orange mushrooms are so unusual, and the black one is also. The butterfly with the orange spots is beautiful. It's so strange how the white mushroom is standing tall, and the black mushroom is fading. It reminds me that light always overcomes darkness. I see many signs and messages in nature. And your post makes me want to visit very soon. Thank you, Diane.

love ~Sheri

Maggie Ann said...

We do have mushrooms popping up...not now but earlier. I tend to be afraid of them...some look sinister =(

Lowcarb team member said...

Nice to see all of your photographs, the colourful orange mushrooms do stand out!

All the best Jan

happyone said...

Mushrooms come in so many different colors and shapes. Some are really pretty.

John's Island said...

Hi, I enjoyed all the mushroom photos but the last picture with the butterfly is a knock-out. Great shot! Thanks for sharing and for your kind comments on my blog. Have a great weekend ahead! John

orchid0324 said...

Dearest Diane; How interesting to see these varieties of mushrooms; especially the orange and black one♬ I frequently cook them with other vegetables ;-) I wonder you cook them and have them in America as well. Oh the swallowtail is lovely, I don'T think I 'd ever seen that color.
Have a wonderful weekend and coming new week.
Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Aritha said...

Those butterfly! So nice.

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Preciosas las fotos!!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Amazing shots of the mushrooms. And that black one is really interesting. We saw a butterfly just like that one yesterday - it flitted away before I could get a photo - I've never seen one before - what a treat. Thanks for the great photos.