Friday, September 03, 2010

Friday Field Trip - Shrooms

Hubster started photographing mushrooms a few years back. When we go out, he's always on the lookout for them. And he's trained me to watch out for them as well. Then he goes home and tries to match his pictures to the mushroom book(s). (Of course he has more than one). The names of the ones in today's Field Trip aren't guaranteed. As a matter of fact, different books give them different names, and they're not always identifiable at all. If anyone knows for sure, feel free to post them. Although some are edible, we haven't been brave enough to try. So, here are some of his fungus photos. Hope you enjoy them.


Dye Polypore

Artist's Conk

King Bolete

Scaly Urchin, or Hawk's Wing


Mason Canyon said...

Beautiful photos. Never realized mushrooms came in so many different shapes, sizes and colors. Especially love the last photo. Have a great day.

Thoughts in Progress

Jemi Fraser said...

Those are very cool! I'll have to keep my eyes open for some here :)

Terry Odell said...

Mason - this is only the tip of the iceberg.

Jemi - if you find any, send pictures. Hubster likes to see new ones (he's having fun in this new environment...already has 3 new field guides)

Joyce Elson Moore said...

Terry: Two summers ago I was in the Tetons, having taken on the seasonal job of a campground mgr. Usually I just rode around in a golf cart, reminding people to put away their food and not tempt the bears. One morning I stopped to speak to some campers--a French couple, who got excited when they found I could speak a little of their language. The guy went running into his RV and returned, holding a mushroom. He had found it in the woods. As I recall, he said it was a morel, very, very pricey and treasured in French cooking. He marveled that others had passed it by and that we couldn't recognize such a treat. They were having it for dinner. I'm like you, though, I'd never eat one found in the wild. That comes from Mother's warnings of a slow and painful death if we ate one from the yard.

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

I love mom had a book she'd read when I was little about fairies living under them. I never really got that image out of my head.

Wynter said...

Some of those don't even look like mushrooms. Your hubster is an interesting, unusual bloke. Wild mushrooms always remind me of a movie (can't recall the name) with Clint Eastwood - Civil War era, he is poisoned with mushrooms cooked up for him by a spurned girlfriend!

Carol Kilgore said...

The first one looks like a golf ball. The last one looks scary!

Terry Odell said...

Hubster (who is an interesting and unusual bloke indeed) says thanks for dropping by. His hobby led us to a restaurant in Oregon that served mushrooms in every possible presentation, including ice cream. I don't recall the species, but it tasted like maple syrup.

D2TM2 said...

Glad everyone enjoyed the photos.
Sign outside the local veterinarian's office reminding folks that the woods are full of poisonous mushrooms and don't let your animals eat them. Same goes for humans unless you are a mushroom expert. Restaurant in Oregon was the Joel Palmer House.