Thursday, October 29, 2020

The museum "mushroom" mushrooms.

There are so many mushrooms around this month! Not only are they dotted all over the ground and logs, but there are many different species, more than I have seen in a long time.

These were a few of the ones I found in a walk around the museum grounds. Just the cliché "mushroom shape" mushrooms, for today. I haven't been able to identify any of them with any certainty. All but the first ones were under Douglas fir trees; all but the first and last, in the lawn.

Under mixed deciduous and evergreen trees. Dry, flat caps, with brown fibres.

A small one: see Douglas fir cone for size. And the yellow fly, of course.

These ones were wet and slimy looking. And there's another fly.

Beautiful violet colour.

A purplish grey mushroom, again with yellow fly. Slugs love mushrooms; these caps have several slug bites.

Could this be the Rosy Gomphidius? Obviously a slug favourite, anyhow.

A paler version? Or a different mushroom altogether?

This one was around the back, in waste land, deep shade. 

Tomorrow: fried egg 'shroom" (my name) and more.


¡Hay tantos hongos este mes! Hay docenas y veintenas dondequiera que voy, y no solo de una o dos especies; también de estas hay docenas. No he visto tantos y de tantos tipos a la vez por muchos años.

Estos son los que vi en una vuelta alrededor del museo al fin de mi calle. Por hoy, nada más subí los hongos en forma estereotípica de hongo; tallo y sombrerete en forma de paraguas. No pude identificar a ninguno con alguna certeza. Todos, con excepción de los primeros, crecían bajo árboles abeto de Douglas; los primeros estaban en un grupo mixto de árboles.

A las babosas les gustan los hongos; varios de estos tienen grandes mordidas de babosa. El que tiene más, el hongo color de rosa oscura, puede ser (pero facilmente me puedo equivocar) el gomphidio rosado, tal vez el que sigue, también. El último crecía atrás del museo en suelo descuidado y casi a oscuras.

Mañana; más hongos, pero estos van a ser diferentes.


  1. Wow! We are still dry and zero on the visible fungi.

    Another month I recon. There is a projected La Nina for the next year. Cooler and wetter.

  2. Yes, you could use some of our rain about now.


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