Sometimes various fungi will be fruiting at the same time on the same stick, like this Mycena and the false turkey tail.
This yellow mushroom had us fooled for a long time. We finally realized it is a yellow oyster. the spores probably escaped from a cultivated crop. They sure are pretty.
How many can you name?
After the foray was over, we found 3 different fungi in the wood chips at the nature center. This one is Cyathus striatus. We found another "bird's nest" as well as a dark brown Mycena in the wood chips.
Pretty good haul, but then, there should be a lot of fungi in the woods this time of year. It has been too wet this year, there has not been as many large mushrooms as might be expected.
The "bone pile"
A very nice Chanterelle, Cantharellus cibarius
No bugs here. Pleurotus ostreatus
Stereum lobatom. False turkey tail that stains yellow when handled.
Dean notices these stain yellow when handled, not Stereum ostrea
Yellow oyster; perhaps Pleurotus citrinopileatus
The smallest mushroom of the day. 1 mm across the cap
Glen moves in position to take some pictures
Jim explains some of the finer points of mushroom photography
Some people will climb trees to bring home some goodies
One fine log of Oysters, Pleurotus ostreatus
A nice basket full of oysters, Pleurotus ostreatus
What is the name of that mushroom? I know it in there somewhere.
Dean compiles the list
Jack fills a sack with oysters
Everone made it back out of the woods. Time for lunch
Time to make the list.
This caterpillar posed for me on a small branch. Not sure which end is the front!
Pandora Sphinx, Eumorpha pandorus