Unconventional Looking Wild Mushrooms

This mushroom is growing right outside my door – almost – so I keep checking on it. With my hand next to it you can see the size and there are other blobby growths on this dead Hemlock tree as well, which are the babies I suppose. This tree has quite a few of these […]

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Orange Mushrooms A Few Days Later

I posted a picture of these mushrooms in my previous post and they were just little, orange buttons. Now, a few days later they have “mushroomed” into flat heads as you can see in this photo. I don’t know why, all of a sudden, I am so interested in mushrooms, but I find myself on […]

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Little Orange Mushrooms

I don’t know what kind of mushroom these are, but I came across them as I was hiking the woods around my place. Unless you pay close attention when walking in the woods, you will miss these little bunches of fungi. One thing I’ve learned from reading about mushrooms is that they will change their […]

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Finding Fall Mushrooms

I bought a great mushroom book. It’s written by David L. Spahr and has awesome photos, descriptions and information concerning “Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms of New England and Eastern Canada”. Even though his photos are great and his explanations of what to look for almost convince me I could find these for my dinner, he […]

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The Artist’s Conk Mushroom

I recently purchased a good mushroom book and found out that this set of mushrooms I had found last Fall is called the “Artist’s Conk” (Ganoderma applanatum). I almost spelled it “conch” since I am so used to doing seashell research on the conch (pronounced the same as conk). It can be etched or painted […]

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