The entrance to Wapsipinicon State Park in Jones County Iowa, Grant Wood country.
Great Blue Heron
A Great Blue Heron entertains as we arrive at the meeting spot.
Marty found the only Cantharellus cibarius at this foray.
Small was the word of the day. Dry conditions provided very little incentive for mushrooms to fruit.
Stemonitis axifera, one of the several slime molds found.
This is the very photogenic mushroom Volvariella bombycina. The cap looks snow white, until you compare this photo to the one taken by Roger. Then you see his as white and mine as off-white. See the other copy of this photo, a bit color corrected.
Probably Pluteus cervinus. There were several of these mushrooms on an old log. The dry weather had cracked to cap.
One cap, two stems! Actually, this is not uncommon among these Boletes.
This is a young Bjerkandera adusta. Note the distinctive grey pore surface.
This Mycena was growing out of the end of a moss covered stick.
The same photo, just manually color corrected.
A pair of Boletes
One of several tiny Boletes.
A nice white Mycena
Brett's sharp eye found the only Stalked Scarlet Cup.
Glen steadies his camear to take a photo of the Volvariella bombycina.
Linda, Glenn, Brett and Roger in the woods
Not very many of us, but we had a good time and found more than we expected.
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