Little house on the prairie.
Chelsea displays the Scleroderma areolatum after cutting it in two
I could smell it before I saw this single Mutinus elegans.
An unusual sighting. These look like a Coprinus species, but note the color difference. They were attached at the base of the stem, so we know they are the same species. We can assume the dark brown mushroom is a bit older than the light colored one. They must darken with age. Most mushrooms get lighter colored with age.
Sorry for the poor quality photo. This is Calocera cornea, a jelly fungus, not a coral fungus.
Once again, we find this Xerula species at Brushy Creek. It has the brown cap like Xerula furfuracea, but the white stem like Xerula meglospora.
Chelsea hold up the Xerula megalospora to display the "tap root".
Bottom side of some split gill
Best find of the day (maybe). A nice fresh White-pored Sulfer Shelf, Laetiporus cincinnatus.
Glen, Chelsea and Roger look over the downed wood for fungi.
Chelsea and Marty discuss the identifying features of this Xerula species, while Roger gets his camera ready.
Not a lot of variety for the table after the foray. Chelsea found the most variety, but as always, Marty found the edible Laetiporus cincinnatus.
Brett, Chelsea, Marty, and Roger. Dave M. was also on the foray, but for this picture, he was trying to con Roger's parents out of a lemon meringue pie.
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