Last year, in cracks in the dry logs that support the Campbell River museum's ancient donkey engine, I found several orange mushrooms. Passing by this Saturday, I looked for them again. There were none in the site of last year's find, but from a crack on the log on the opposite side, something is pushing its way out.
|New stems or old?|
These look as if they had been sheared off, just leaving the truncated stems. I didn't crop out the one on the right side, even though it's not in focus; at least it looks as if more of the mushroom is there.
|I identified it, tentatively, as the false chanterelle, Hygrophoropis aurantiaca.|
I'll check on it again next week.