Sunday, 14 October 2012

Fungus, mushrooms and lichen - I like 'em!

Here is a huge puffball mushroom I found at Murphys Point Park last week. As they rot, their white insides turn to spores and float away.

Found on Blueberry Mountain
Shaggy Mane (Coprinus comatus) mushrooms
One of the things we spotted on our trails were these mushrooms, shaggy mane. My friend, Margy, did a post on them from B.C. and I was so excited.

tall little soldiers!

I love the lichen in winter, when the white snow surrounds the rock.

Below is my photo collection of these wonderful natural living, growing natural wonders.


TexWisGirl said...

they are very cool. so much variety in shape, size and color.

Marie said...

Fabulous mushrooms and lichens! We sometimes don't think about the beauty in such things.

Judy said...

That is a huge puffball! I did not know they could grow that big!!!

Red said...

Good that you have made the effort to identify various mushrooms and lichens. I am ashamed to admit that I haven't made an effort to become familiar with the different species.

Cloudia said...

yes, interesting creatures

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Kay said...

That's so great that you know what they are. I've always wished that I could tell which ones are safe to eat. These are very pretty.

DeniseinVA said...

These are wonderful, a super collection.

Olga said...

We had many, many puff balls in our yard in VT last month.
My mother used to take us foraging for mushrooms in the fall. I don't quite dare to go without her.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I like'em too! We don't have any this year yet..guess it's been too long a dry summer. Maybe now that it's starting to rain we'll get some.