Album Fun with Fungus -- aka Mushroom Pictures

TractorDoc

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They are not wildflowers. . . or trees. . . or animals. . . there are a few categories shrooms could fit in but thought I'd try giving them a place of their own.

Partial inspiration is one of the biggest stalked mushrooms I've ever seen. I was hauling sticks from a fallen tree and saw this across the pasture.

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Plenty of room to get the camera underneath.

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I'd like to get pictures with better light during the day but with my luck something will take a bite out of it overnight.

Autumn must be prime fungus weather because last week I noticed the opposite end of the spectrum -- some of the smallest mushrooms ever. Probably less than a half inch tall, I was expecting tiny gnomes to yell "get off my lawn" at any moment.

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tennistime99

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Oyster mushrooms close to home at a local State Park. Quite a few scattered around the park. We McGyver'd up a long stick with a small sickle duct taped to the end, sort of a Grim Reaper in training Scythe, to reach the higher ones.


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Before leaving for work this morning I walked out to the giant mushroom to find it laying on its side with a chomp out of the top. Guessing the deer or another critter found it tempting.

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I was able to use a smaller nearby mushroom to get the undershot/blue sky background I wanted.

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A couple years ago I carved out a walking trail thru the trees/around the pond near my house. On a quick walk thru this afternoon I was surprised to find nearly a dozen different kinds of mushrooms growing. . . everywhere. Not wanting to be labeled "Mushroom Man" I will not share them all but here are a couple.

White with black speckles -- wish I could get a better angle on this one.

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Tennis ball on a stick:

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Red Clamshell:

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Lastly I noticed this one up in a tree. Swapped lenses (300mm) rather than drag out the ladder. Looks Sea Anemone like to me.

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Perry

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This weekend I had temporarily lost the trail and was endeavoring to re-acquire when I stumbled onto this monster.

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If there is any question of its size well...

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Udink

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So this weekend I had temporarily lost the trail and was endeavoring to re-acquire when I stumbled onto this monster.

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If there is any question of its size well...

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...and there's a zombie rising up who likes shrooms!

I found this bad boy in Miner's Basin in the La Sals after summiting Mount Waas.

Giant puffball
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b.stark

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All my morel spots are well known public land, I'm just willing to get there early and *carefully* pick the ones that come up out of the sand. We could really use some rain to help our season along here though... super dry right now.
 
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