• 12-26-2012
    fc
    Photo assignment- mushrooms
    Cause you know I am a fun gi.
  • 12-26-2012
    TheMachinist
    Found these about a month ago on the side of the trail.
  • 12-26-2012
    Broncstad
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    I'm gonna harvest this one soon...Attachment 748285
  • 12-27-2012
    GuruAtma
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    Annadel:
  • 12-27-2012
    IP_Ale
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    Candy Caps in situ on Tam
    Attachment 748314

    Candycappuccino
    Attachment 748317

    Candy Caps about to be dried in my oven!
    Attachment 748315

    Fly agaric on the Dipsea trail
    Attachment 748316

    Puffballs on Diablo
    Attachment 748318

    Already picked-over Suillis on Diablo
    Attachment 748319

    Witches's butter in Baltimore Canyon
    Attachment 748321

    Bear's Head in Baltimore Canyon
    Attachment 748322

    Clavaria in Redwood Regional Park
    Attachment 748323
  • 12-27-2012
    Repack Rider
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    Amanita phalloides. Don't eat these.
  • 12-27-2012
    fc
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    These are not awesome shots but only 15 feet away from my home office.
  • 12-27-2012
    Fairfaxian
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    200Lb Mushroom
    I got caught in the rain after dark & slept under this mushroom
  • 12-27-2012
    Brewtality
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    Found this monster at Granite Bay two weeks ago.
    Attachment 748377


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  • 12-27-2012
    ronski
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    All mushrooms are edible, but some of them only once.
    Attachment 748383

    Attachment 748384
  • 12-27-2012
    Berkeley Mike
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    Fungusamungus. Soaring Hawk, Chabot.
  • 12-27-2012
    Repack Rider
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    I've been photographing every mushroom I see on my rides and hikes, but it seems the variety here is limited.
  • 12-27-2012
    Broncstad
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  • 12-27-2012
    anomaly
    I don't have any photos but I saw dozens in Roy's Redwoods last weekend.
  • 12-27-2012
    grumblingcrustacean
    Not as colorful, but these are from that false summit on the southbay heinous climb...

    IDs are appreciated.









  • 12-28-2012
    TahoeBC
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    Alice in Wonderland (photo by Secret Squirrel)
  • 12-28-2012
    Tone No Balone
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    monterey co. california.
  • 12-29-2012
    Repack Rider
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    A couple more from yesterday's ride
  • 12-29-2012
    mtbzarg
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    Granite Bay
    Saw this one while waiting for a re-group
  • 12-29-2012
    YamiRider1316
    From the backyard trail





  • 12-29-2012
    Bigfoot
    <iframe width="1280" height="720" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/OGvRkxK7hM8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • 12-29-2012
    Broncstad
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  • 12-29-2012
    slomtbr
  • 12-29-2012
    dirtvert
    ^^ Dude. That's the coolest (little) mushroom shot. Ever.

    They're all of about an inch high, right?

    Thumbs up!

    Crustacean- I'm guessing the first one is a slippery jack and the 4th one is an oyster. But it's been a while since I've hunted them, and I'd have to see them in person and check my 'shroom bibles ("All that the Rain Promises" and "Mushrooms Demystified", David Aurora).
  • 12-29-2012
    Tone No Balone
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Broncstad View Post

    I've got a shot of that very same tree climbing up 49 !!!
    it's earlier in this thread in post #17....

    western jack O' Lantern

    what a coincidence.

    going back out there tomorrow.
  • 12-29-2012
    Broncstad
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tone No Balone View Post
    I've got a shot of that very same tree climbing up 49 !!!
    it's earlier in this thread in post #17....

    what a coincidence.

    going back out there tomorrow.

    I believe those glow in the dark. Would be cool on a night ride.
  • 12-29-2012
    tsimbu
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    Boulder Creek specimens
    Here are some my wife found in our yard.
  • 12-29-2012
    Broncstad
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tone No Balone View Post
    I've got a shot of that very same tree climbing up 49 !!!
    it's earlier in this thread in post #17....

    what a coincidence.

    going back out there tomorrow.

    I believe those glow in the dark. Would be cool on a night ride.
  • 01-01-2013
    dirtvert
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    Found this cutie on our ride yesterday at the Weedpatch (San Clemente) on a dead branch of a coastal oak. I'm pretty sure it's a Lion's Mane, which are edible and considered to be excellent--but this one was a little past its prime.

    Attachment 749897
  • 01-01-2013
    Tone No Balone
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    I think I may have found some Chanterelles here.....
  • 01-02-2013
    fc
    These are good eatin.

    <img src="http://americansweets.up.seesaa.net/image/chocorooms3.jpg">

    fc
  • 01-02-2013
    Dion
    Do these count?



  • 01-02-2013
    snowjnky
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  • 01-02-2013
    Couch Bike Dude
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    Good To Know
    So many fungi fans!
    Make sure an expert identifies anything you harvest.
  • 01-06-2013
    wg
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    Not a fungi master so can't ID the fungusamungus. First one is behind our house, the heads bigger than softballs. Second one from Rockville, Saturday morning.
  • 01-06-2013
    Tone No Balone
    Wg
    the first pic is the Shaggy Parasol (Lepiota rachodes)


    tone~
  • 01-07-2013
    Dion
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tone No Balone View Post
    Shaggy Parasol

    She was a great porn actress in the 70's.
  • 01-07-2013
    Tone No Balone
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    She was a great porn actress in the 70's.

    uh....huh!
  • 01-07-2013
    Broncstad
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  • 01-08-2013
    knobbyknees
    Santa Cruz Fungus Fair
    Date: January 11, 2013 - January 13, 2013
    Time: Fri. 3 - 7pm, Sat. & Sun. 10am - 5pm

    Louden Nelson Center, 301 Center St.
    Santa Cruz
    VIEW MAP

    Phone: 831.684.2275
    fungusfed.org

    View over 200 species of mushrooms, bring yours in for identification. Cooking demos, speakers, art, vendors, kid's room. Friday night, wine and mushroom dinner with live music from 7pm - 10pm.
  • 01-08-2013
    bchains
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tone No Balone View Post
    I think I may have found some Chanterelles here.....

    Sweet - where were they? I guess the chanties are supposed to be popping up now but I haven't seen any.
  • 01-08-2013
    Moe Ped
    Life on a fence post...








    ...near Shannon Rd, Los Gatos.
  • 01-08-2013
    Tone No Balone
    nice....you got a whole eco system going on on that fence post.

    great catch man!!! :thumbsup:
  • 01-09-2013
    paulbug
    Mushroom ID
    I enjoy hunting and collecting, IDing and consuming wild mushrooms. I also take friends out on forays to get them started.
    As there isn't a way to comment on every photo individually, I'm going to pass on identifying all of these.
    You've got jack-o-lanterns, Cortinarius, oysters, Amanitas, Clitocybes, honey mushrooms, suillus, boletes, etc.
    A couple of them are misidentified, but I don't think anyone will take that information and harm themselves.

    I'm an avid mountain biker, and live in Felton, so if anyone's in the area and would like to learn more about the fungi of the Santa Cruz area, hit me up and we'll roll out on a fungus ride.
    We'll get a good workout and stop for interesting specimens.
    It can be rewarding in a culinary sense as well as financially--several of them you can sell at local markets or restaurants, with a bit of knowledge.
    Looking forward to it.
    --Paul Miller
    831 334 4138 text or msg
  • 01-09-2013
    paulbug
    Waxy caps, puffballs, turkey tails, black trumpets (yum!) and orange peel fungus.
    (the one from Boulder Creek)
  • 01-09-2013
    Empty_Beer
    big

  • 01-09-2013
    Repack Rider
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    Found these tiny cuties today, and thought, "Hey, why not put a coin in the photo for scale?" Then I saw the little guys above.

    The dime sized fungus was pretty neat. Here are some slightly larger but still tiny little cuties.
  • 01-09-2013
    wg
    That is a very cool find and picture.
  • 01-11-2013
    Repack Rider
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    A couple from yesterday's ride near Phoenix Lake. The orange Jack-O'Lantern was about a foot across and so bright against the drab forest floor that I spotted it at a long distance away.
  • 01-11-2013
    Hollis
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    Asheville NC :cornut:
  • 01-11-2013
    BloodyRoots
    Ahh, the Amanita Muscaria... fun times.. but not as fun as pcilocybe azurescens :)
  • 01-12-2013
    Couch Bike Dude
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    Road kill mushroom on overgrown trail:

    Attachment 752675
  • 01-13-2013
    pastajet
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    Colorado fun gi
  • 01-13-2013
    plantguy
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    Neat thread. DT
  • 01-13-2013
    GoGoGordo
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    Attachment 752884
    What is this one?
  • 01-13-2013
    dirtvert
    ^^ That could be a boletus edulis/king bolete, considered one of the best.

    But you picked it awfully young--sort of the fungal equivalent of clubbing a baby harp seal...

    :)

    Check out of one of David Arora's books to start ID-ing your own: All That the Rain Promises and More: A Hip Pocket Guide to Western Mushrooms
  • 01-13-2013
    GoGoGordo
    Didnt pick it.
    Was lying on forest floor.
    Looked perfect.
    Thanks for the shroom reference book though!
  • 01-17-2013
    Repack Rider
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    This was a pretty good sized fungus growing out of a log.