I will never catch up. I have a stack of mushroom photos waiting, and a pile of bird pics, and then I went out shopping yesterday and ran across a bunch of tiny earth tongues by the sidewalk. And then this morning, the deer were back at my kitchen window; more photos waiting in the camera now. Where to start, where to start?
With a mushroom wearing a frilly tutu.
|Short and broad, cream to tan.
This next one is a metre or so away. One of the same species, but newer?
|Just starting to fray around the edges.
These grew under an old arbutus. On the far side of the tree, there were several clumps like this:
|Well past their sell-by date. Same species?
|And there were a couple of young-uns.
Are these all the same species? The only thing I find similar in my Guide is the Blackening Russula, which starts out white and ends up black. But their gills are brittle, not fraying, not hanging down the stem. So: two species, maybe three.
- El hongo, con laminillas desbaratadas, y el sombrero ondulado. Crece debajo de un madroño, Arbutus menziesii.
- Otro parecido, entero. Tal vez la misma especie. Crece al lado del primero.
- Y al otro lado del árbol, se encuentran estos rodeados de tiras de corteza de madroño y de hojas secas de roble.
- Y estos, ya bien deshechos.
- Un chiquitito, negro.