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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Mushroom Season

Last week I posted a photo of some mushrooms we saw on our excursion to Matheson Lake Regional Park. We went there for the the express purpose of seeing some mushrooms and we weren't disappointed. We must have seen more than a dozen different varieties, including a little clump of Amanita muscaria, a mushroom I have not seen before though I have long wanted to. Unfortunately the Amanitas were all in sad states of decay and being near the trail's edge were mostly tattered and broken so I will not post any photos of them and encourage you to click their name above and see the many excellent photos of them on Wikipedia. I don't know the name of the cluster of ghostly white mushrooms pictured above. I'm still working on how best to identify mushrooms. One of the identifying features of mushrooms is the spore print but to get one you have to pick the mushroom and I am reluctant to do that so I may continue to appreciate mushrooms anonymously....

3 comments:

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Wow, what an exquisite shot... they are so delicate and translucent!

Anonymous said...

Lovely photo! Wow! The whole blog is great. I moved away from Victoria a few years ago and I love checking out your photos every coupld of days :)

JoJo said...

WOW! These are neat! They look like jellyfish.