Mushrooms still out there
- Yesterday, Larry Whalen and I were out and found 6 different spots
that had Shaggy Manes. We also found small amounts of scattered
horse mushrooms. Suillis are abundant and seem to be everywhere pine
trees are. The season is not over yet.
> Yesterday, Larry Whalen and I were out and found 6 different spotsThanks for the update. I've been looking for hens and parasols but haven't
> that had Shaggy Manes. We also found small amounts of scattered
> horse mushrooms. Suillis are abundant and seem to be everywhere pine
> trees are. The season is not over yet.
seen much lately. Needless to say I haven't been in pine forests so I
haven't seen any suillus either. I found a few horse mushrooms in my dad's
yard the other day and some deadly galerinas growing on a log nearby. Also
saw several earthstars growing near a hollowed out oak stump. Earthstars
remind me of Goober's hat for some reason. Several times I have found hens
inside hollow stumps late in the season, so I looked inside. An adolescent
racooon curled on the ground stared back at me. It wanted to be left alone
to sleep so I left. I wondered if there had been a hen inside that stump -
how I could have safely gotten that racoon out of there....
- I'm still finding brick caps and wine caps, on wood chips. I also
found a shaggy parasol. One Lepiota naucina they taste pretty good
like a cross between a parasol and a shaggy parasol. I've been
watching these things come up for 6 years now, and it took me that
long to get the courage up to try them.
I also found Gymnopilus aeruginosus, and another gym that has similar
coloring, but is smaller and has a thinner equal stem, and a spore
print that is brighter lighter orange and gills that are brighter
lighter orange, that grows in groups, but not clusters, that I'm not
sure what it is. Both were found on wood chips.
I still haven't found any blewits, I know they are out there and I've
found them as late as Christmas in mild years.