A Fondness for Fungi: Fall Findlings

Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor)

Our autumn started five days ago here in northern Minnesota and our woods are fairly

Purple Coincap (Collybia iocephala)

flourishing with many varieties of fungi. I love hiking at this time of year and take

Earthstar (Geastrum sp.)

considerable care to find as many as I can and not to crush any of them underfoot,

Lobster Mushroom (Hypomyces lactifluorum)

and later to identify them, if I can. I am by no means an expert, I hasten to add, but we have several field guides that are great fun to peruse to try to match up the photos

Blue Cheese Polypore (Postia caesia)

that I’ve made with the ones in the books. Here are a few from the past several days.

Scaber Stalks (Leccinum sp.)

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8 Responses to A Fondness for Fungi: Fall Findlings

  1. bluebrightly says:

    I agree, it’s a fun challenge, and your weather certainly looks perfect right now. What a varied collection.

  2. Peter Klopp says:

    An outstanding collection of fungi findlings from the forest. Simply beautiful!

  3. shoreacres says:

    One thing is certain: fungi aren’t fungible! The variety is delightful, and it’s fun to see the turkey tail again. That’s one of the few I recognize, and I think they’re just lovely.

  4. Adrian Lewis says:

    Beauties, my friend – I particularly like the Turkey Tail. I’m seeing more here now too. A :)

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