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    Quote Originally Posted by freakybro View Post
    Is this a mushroom? I wouldn't have thought so, but I've seen others posted here and they look cool, so here you go. This was at Tokul West near Fall City, Washington.


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    Anyone like their shrooms sugar frosted or just plain frosted? Have some.


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    What a fun idea for a thread! I'll bite!

    (or maybe not)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoEars View Post
    What a fun idea for a thread! I'll bite!

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    One amanita muscaria coming up.

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    These are quite potent I believe.



    As far as I know these might even kill you, no idea really.

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    All pictures from one ride. Really surprised by the variety.
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    Can you eat the small ones above? those that are in clusters i mean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by car bone View Post
    Can you eat the small ones above? those that are in clusters i mean.
    I don't know. I have no interest in eating them, I just like taking pictures. Those small mushrooms in clusters were my favorite pics.

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    the look pretty hallucinogen and tasty to me at least.
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    Grand Ridge Trail, Issaquah, Washington 11-3-2013


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    Comb tooth mushroom picked last weekend during a ride. We brought it home, sauteed it and ate it. mmm! Incredibly delicious (slight nutty tasty) and healthy

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    Two ears-- Can't be sure, but probably not A. muscaria: no volva veil, no typical white "warts" on the cap, no white stem. But, like I said before, macro characteristics vary hugely, so could be wrong...
    Amanita muscaria var. flavivolvata (MushroomExpert.Com)

    Jet fuel--I forget what those are up top of your post... something squamosa. NOT PSYCHOACTIVE. Warty stems and caps, and slimy.

    Then you have a bunch of anonymous LBMs -- little brownish mushrooms. Cool gregarious growing.
    Then I'm guessing a big russula of some kind, maybe:
    North American Shrimp Russulas: "Russula xerampelina" (MushroomExpert.Com)

    Freakybro -- got some famously poisonous gallerinas there:
    Galerina marginata ("Galerina autumnalis") (MushroomExpert.Com)

    Cyclelish: A Hericium! YeS! A super-easy one that tastes maybe the best of all:
    Hericium erinaceus (MushroomExpert.Com)
    I love these -- nutty and almost citrusy.

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    Yes, a wonderful mushroom -- a relative of the reishi -- Ganoderma:

    Ganoderma tsugae (MushroomExpert.Com)
    Ganoderma lucidum (MushroomExpert.Com)

    BTW: Chicken of the woods don't usually get hard and dark like this when they get old; they just crumble and spread their spores...

    Quote Originally Posted by freakybro View Post
    Is this a mushroom? I wouldn't have thought so, but I've seen others posted here and they look cool, so here you go. This was at Tokul West near Fall City, Washington.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rinseflow View Post
    All the mushrooms I saw today were fully rotten. This was the best looking fungus I could find on a trail.

    Same thing here: an aging ganoderma. Maybe the most anti-cancer mushroom we have. Need much more research for this one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Collins View Post
    Two ears-- Can't be sure, but probably not A. muscaria: no volva veil, no typical white "warts" on the cap, no white stem. But, like I said before, macro characteristics vary hugely, so could be wrong...
    I know the area and that particular area is full of A. muscaria. No other red mushrooms around for hundreds of miles.

    But I too was suprised that is was so perfectly *red*! Which is why I took a picture. Must be a young one.

    But it just has to be A. muscaria. If it wasn't it would be a single mushroom of "something else" in a forest full of A. muscaria. Nothing else grows there as far as I know.

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    Cool -- I just enlarged the photo and saw those white veil remnants on the low edge of the cap. Nice find. You could also dig around the base and see if it has the volva; I think that would make it a definite ID.

    Of course rinseflow has the typical features on his, though I'm pretty sure that's an A. pantherina -- File:2008-10 Amanita pantherina cropped.jpg - Wikimedia Commons

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoEars View Post
    I know the area and that particular area is full of A. muscaria. No other red mushrooms around for hundreds of miles.

    But I too was suprised that is was so perfectly *red*! Which is why I took a picture. Must be a young one.

    But it just has to be A. muscaria. If it wasn't it would be a single mushroom of "something else" in a forest full of A. muscaria. Nothing else grows there as far as I know.
    So, it would be really easy to get in a truly 'colorful' ride around those parts!

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    I'm fairly certain these are Clavariadelphus truncatus, reported to be delicious. I didn't discover them until early September, when they were past their prime.
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    Agaricus Sproketus

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    Cluster from Washington
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    A few from this season








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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    Comb tooth mushroom picked last weekend during a ride. We brought it home, sauteed it and ate it. mmm! Incredibly delicious (slight nutty tasty) and healthy

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    The comb tooth mushroom picked on the ride was very tasty.

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    No idea what this is but it's the biggest one I've ever seen.



    From august this year, couldn't believe my eyes. For some reason I still find looking at it deeply disturbing.

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    Rinse -- dig it: Laetiporus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    The Chicken of the Woods is really tasty -- a little scary, but tasty. Sautee with a little garlic...Eating the Chicken of the Woods | Cornell Mushroom Blog

    Kyle 509 -- nice morels! Big yum! That bottom shot looks like honey mushrooms --
    Armillaria mellea: The Honey Mushroom (MushroomExpert.Com) --
    though they might be something else, maybe in the Gymnopilus genus... spore print it.

    Ray -- Nah, US A. muscaria won't make you hallucinate. They'll intoxicate you, possibly in a sickening way, but no fireworks... Besides, they share mycelial networks with other, deadly Amanitas, so stay clear.

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    looks delicious:

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    I tried to take some pictures, but my mushrooms were too effective for me to work a camera.
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    Above -- now that is an A. muscaria if I've seen one... almost iconic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Collins View Post
    Above -- now that is an A. muscaria if I've seen one... almost iconic.

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    Wow, I had no idea they were psychoactive and poisonous. It was growing near a river in Oregon.

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    variety of 'shrooms found on a recent ride

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    Looks like this was moved by administrator from the Passion Forum.......thanks for still posting your finds.
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    Is this the "shroomer's" thread? They sure are odd looking fungus's and they sure do make ya feel "funny".

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    Bleck... hate mushrooms... Cool pics though.
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    Seen on yesterday's ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by sodak View Post
    Bleck... hate mushrooms...
    That's what my wife says.

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    Mushroom are my kryptonite. Absolutely horrid! Eff that.... Why eat fungus? Yuck!
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    Hard to beat a plate of fresh picked mushrooms sauteed in butter. Morels are what I'm thinking of but there are plenty of others. Mushrooms are adult food, so all may not appreciate them, but for those who know they are a fascinating and delicious pursuit.

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    Found this little guy when I crashed. Otherwise I wouldn't have noticed it. Taken about 3 weeks ago, after our first frost.Mushrooms....Post your pics...-little-toothed-mushroom.jpg

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    Nice shot. Very artistic.
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    ^Ganoderma variety. You can trim the tender whitish edge and chew it, or make a little warm-water tea with it. Research on these has shown increases in T-cells, other immunity benefits.
    Ganoderma tsugae, or lucidum--
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    Teeny tiny winter mushrooms (Found December 29 during a trail mapping day)

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    A week ago this wall all under snow.

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    I found some semi dried up puffballs today.




















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    Glad to see the mushrooms are coming back after a horrible winter. Haven't seen my first one of the season in GA yet.

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    first mushrooms up this spring...

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    Re: Mushrooms....Post your pics...

    Mushrooms....Post your pics...-uploadfromtaptalk1399263493944.jpgMy first of the season. Harbins Park GA

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    So, it is spring...

    ^Amanita sp. varieties there.

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    Got schwagged this nifty mushroom collecting bag for the bottom of my camel pack.
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    Recent find... still searching for morels which should be out soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashtestdummy View Post
    I found some semi dried up puffballs today.















    I went back to this spot, 4 weeks after I shot these photos, and these guys are still there. The white one is fairly firm. The sand camo looking ones feel soft like flesh, and spew spores when lightly pushed on.









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    Mushrooms....Post your pics...

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    ^Nice mess of morels... mmmm!
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    Riding Fat and still just as fast as I never was.

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    Expire Puffball
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashtestdummy View Post
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    I used to see those all the time as a kid in upstate N.Y.
    Since moving out west many years ago my mushroom sightings have been far few and In between.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    I used to see those all the time as a kid in upstate N.Y.
    Since moving out west many years ago my mushroom sightings have been far few and In between.
    I'm finding these all the time here in the high desert. We are bone dry, but the fungus still grows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashtestdummy View Post
    I'm finding these all the time here in the high desert. We are bone dry, but the fungus still grows.
    Cool stuff!
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    Nice squatty morels. Thinking a sauce with lamb...

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    I take it you folks are all quite adept in the fungii identification department. I'm not sure at all that I could tell the difference between real, delicious morels, and false morels which also grow here in California.

    I've had morels before, picked by experts that I trusted, and they were really good, just sauteed in butter. They were served as their own dish, in a dinner that had quite a few fine entrees.

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    ^It's not very hard, go out with an experienced mushroomer at first, and get a couple good guide books. Google is your friend. Usually not that many good eating varieties at a given time and place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Ray View Post
    I take it you folks are all quite adept in the fungii identification department. I'm not sure at all that I could tell the difference between real, delicious morels, and false morels which also grow here in California.

    I've had morels before, picked by experts that I trusted, and they were really good, just sauteed in butter. They were served as their own dish, in a dinner that had quite a few fine entrees.
    Once you see the difference between a morel and a gyromitra (false morel) the ID is obvious. Tough to confuse them.
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    ^Check. Get an Audubon Guide, and a Peterson Guide, in addition to guides that deal with local/regional flora in your area; regional ecosystems often give rise to physical characteristics particular to that area, esp with mushrooms. That's a great start.

    As for morels: Cut them in half laterally. True ones are completely hollow. False ones are "chambered". That's one easy way; the external appearance also becomes easily distinguishable once you see them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashtestdummy View Post
    I went back to this spot, 4 weeks after I shot these photos, and these guys are still there. The white one is fairly firm. The sand camo looking ones feel soft like flesh, and spew spores when lightly pushed on.
    And these things are still alive, no changes since I found them in mid April. The white one seems more like a puffball, but the other 3 are just strange.







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    Lake Champlain Mushrooms....

    Saw these on the Lake Champlain Bikeway Causeway....
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    Misc mushrooms seen this spring in Gerogia, USA

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    After a couple of rainy days in Caledon, Ontario... mushrooms popped

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    That's getting down to it! ...

    Dennis, your bottom specimen is an Amanita, but exactly what species is, well, even a mycologist's guess, without spore microscopy. There are so many similar ones. As for the big brown cap by your Bonty wheel, because I can't see the stem or base, I can't venture a solid guess, but I assume it is gilled, and probably a whitish stem... so might be some Tricholoma species. Just a guess there.

    Cycle -- Looks like you have a couple young Pleurotus dryinus. Cute, aint' they?

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    Dennis, your bottom specimen is an Amanita, but exactly what species is....
    Thanks Collins. I'll be sure to tell my wife -- that's not what she calls it .

    It looks like it will be another good mushroom year here in GA. Lots of rain, not much chance to ride .

    Am seeing a lot of snakes, box tortoises, an fawns this year too.

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    Dennis -- This page has some solid info on a related species that is easy to identify, A. abrupta: Amanita abrupta (MushroomExpert.Com)

    In general, the Amanita genus is easy to identify... it's just the individual species that is trouble, as the macro characteristics are often very similar. Most are toxic, as well.

    I used to live in the NC mountains, so am familiar with that kind of sub-tropical rainforest weather... and often miss it... though not when I'm riding dry. Have fun.

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    Indian Pipes....

    .....not sure they are a mushroom....but look nice!
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    Ah, the Indian Pipe -- an organism for the curious:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Collins View Post
    Ah, the Indian Pipe -- an organism for the curious:
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    Thanks Collins...nice explanation in the link....a "parasite to both tree and fungus."...
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    My young BC pup Roxie dug me up this truffle. It was way past prime but smelled divine. Hoping she will continue to hunt truffles, too cool.
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    Found 3 of these recently....

    ....any idea what they might be? They are growing at the base of Oak trees.....always thought any mushroom growing off wood was poisonous .....
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    These are the excellent chicken-of-the-woods, Laetiporus sulfureus -- but a whitish variety, which is common enough.

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    Thanks once again Collins....got to go get at least one of the 3....they were still there this morning....
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    Jeff, I meant to mention that most mushroom collectors stay away from Laetiporus species that are growing on conifers, because there's testimony that they have led to toxic reactions, possibly due to how the fungus metabolizes the nutrients it gets from the tree. It's one of those rules that seems odd, but as mycologists and mushroom hunters say, "When in doubt, throw it out." And: "There are old hunters, and there are bold hunters; but there are no old bold hunters."

    If you don't have one already, you might want to pick up an Audubon guide (or Peterson guide) for mushrooms in your neck of the woods.

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    Thanks very much for the deeper explanation and referral for the guide.....Plan to talk with the folks at the National Wildlife Refuge close to where these Hen of the Woods are located. There are a ton of Conifer trees in this area interspersed with Oak. The area has extremely sandy soils left over from the glaciers and were perched above a lake....I decided to hold off on harvesting them for now.
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    I think these are my favorite mushrooms. These were from 2012 -- I posted them here but not sure if they are still around. My wife had the first one printed to a plate of aluminum for me. It hangs in the living room.

    They did not come back last year, but appeared again about 2 weeks ago, and growing rapidly. Beware, if anyone "harvests" them, the harvester is likely to disappear

    I saw an even larger one. I did not have my camera or cell phone, but hope to get back there and photograph it before it disappears or gets ratty.
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    Dennis F --
    Nice foraging there. I can't quite tell by the photo, but I'm pretty sure that yours is a Berkeley's Polypore -- Bondarzewia berkeleyi. It's kindof a lookalike for the Chicken, but is usually much less fragile and often getting large. They both have white spore prints, so distinguishing them is hard at first, if you don't see them side-by-side.... The Chicken gets brittle and often starts to fall apart with age.
    Here are some other notes:

    Berkeley's:
    Fruiting Body: 25-80 cm across (!); consisting of one to five caps arising from a single, gnarled stem.
    Individual Caps: 10-45 cm across; kidney-shaped or irregular in outline; loosely convex, flat, or with a central depression; dry; velvety or leathery, sometimes radially wrinkled (but never scaly) or with vague, semi-concentric zones of texture or color; whitish to cream colored or pale tan; not bruising.
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    Chicken:
    Fruiting Body: Up to 60 cm across; usually consisting of several to many individual caps arranged in a shelving formation or a rosette.
    Caps: 5-30 cm across and up to 20 cm deep; up to 3 cm thick; fan-shaped to semicircular or irregular; more or less planoconvex; smooth to finely wrinkled; suedelike; bright yellow to bright orange when young, frequently fading in maturity and with direct sunlight

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    after a bit of rain this week...

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    Re: Mushrooms....Post your pics...

    Morels in August!
    I have never found them this late and they were some of the largest I have seen. All huge and lots of them.
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    ^Score!

    Wish we had them in NW New Mexico.

    How about a pic of them cooked? (slurp)
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    more on tonight's ride...

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    I believe these to be Clavariadelphus truncatus, and I plan to try eating them if I find any fresh ones this year. I hope they are sweet, they smelled really buttery.
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    It just so happens that I saw this at Glentress last Wednesday. Don't normally bother with such things but that is a cool mushroom :0)

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    Collins, thanks for the info on "my" mushroom!

    An update: As I mentioned earlier, there were two new small ones that were growing quickly. Unfortunately, when I went back a couple weeks later, they were all worm-infested and smelly.

    However, I went there a week later, and tada!:

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    It had been rather dry, so I was surprised to see it. Maybe this kind doesn't like a lot of water?
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    Turns out that Glentress is Mushroom Central! I took all of these pictures on one short section of link trail. My son was wondering what the heck was keeping me ;0)

    Just two but there were quite a few of these. One of these was right on the edge of the trail, no idea how it had avoided being flattened.

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    There were a few of these but this was the best one

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    This one was a bright red ball. It was well hidden in the grass, I had to carefully peel the foliage off it to take the picture. The lines on the mushroom aren't cracks, they're bits of grass:

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    The pictures don't really do them justice. The colours of these last two were amazing! This first one a redish orange:

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    And this radar-dish effort was an incredible luminous orange colour. There were quite a few of these but most were damaged. This one has a white blemish on it but it was the best one if its kind:

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    And just in case you think maybe I pulled them off the net or something ;0) Here's my bike. Notice the skid-mark on the trail where I slammed on the brakes upon spotting the mushroom!

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    What's happening to me? I'm taking photographs of mushrooms!....

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    Sounds like you are well on the way to becoming an amateur mycologist, Mr. P.
    Just don't let yerself get too cocky about it and force your family to eat a mess of false Morels you found. That could end badly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
    What's happening to me? I'm taking photographs of mushrooms!....
    Maybe you've been eating shrooms, if you know what I mean.

    Seriously though, those are some great pics. You ride in a real nice area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mookie View Post
    You ride in a real nice area.
    Scotland is lovely when it's not raining ;0) All of these mushrooms, including the first one I posted, were on the same short section of pathway. I guess the conditions are perfect for them. There could be others by the trail throughout the rest of the forest but most of the time you are going too fast to notice ;0)

    The red ball mushroom was totally covered in foliage which I had to peal off and I was conscious about not eating anything until I'd washed my hands. I don't know anything about how toxic mushrooms can be so I didn't take any chances. Just took the pictures with my phone and quite pleased how they came out. Especially so close up. I'll look for more the next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
    Scotland is lovely when it's not raining ;0) All of these mushrooms, including the first one I posted, were on the same short section of pathway. I guess the conditions are perfect for them. There could be others by the trail throughout the rest of the forest but most of the time you are going too fast to notice ;0)
    Lol, I know what you mean about the rain, I deal with that were I live as well. Those puddles on rocky trails are quite familiar to me. Actually your area resembles mine quite a bit. I'd be right at home on your trails.

    The red ball mushroom was totally covered in foliage which I had to peal off and I was conscious about not eating anything until I'd washed my hands. I don't know anything about how toxic mushrooms can be so I didn't take any chances. Just took the pictures with my phone and quite pleased how they came out. Especially so close up. I'll look for more the next time.
    Good eye on spotting that mushroom. We get these "blooms" where shrooms of all types just start popping up all of a sudden. Its pretty cool to see.

    I'm no mycologist but its my understanding that one of the chief dangers with mushrooms is that some species of highly toxic ones can very closely resemble edible ones. Sometimes the differences are extremely subtle and require advanced identification skills such as determining differences in fin structure or spore patterns, etc.
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