Woodsy Treasures & Another Bearded Tooth

Young hericium erinaceus (lions mane, bearded tooth)

Young hericium erinaceus (lions mane, bearded tooth). This photo makes it look larger than the fist size it actually is. Eventually it will be much larger.

Ron was trimming brush at the edge of our yard today when I noticed something white in a tree out back.  On closer inspection, it proved to be a young bearded tooth mushroom. It was WAY up in the tree.  There’s no way I could get it to turn it into tonight’s cuisine.  🙂

The mushroom tree

The mushroom tree. The white spot is not the mushroom in the header photo. It’s much higher up–way out of reach!

The funny thing is, the tree looked healthy from the yard and I was curious why a mushroom was growing on it.  But when I got out there, I found that it has a huge hollow inside.  So that explains how the tree was weakened.

And just so the non-mushroom lovers aren’t too grossed out, I’ll include a photo of cute little wildflowers that were growing beneath the mushroom tree.  🙂

The others are photos of some of the mushrooms I’ve found over the past week.  I haven’t had time to do any serious study, but I have them all identified as to genus but two.  I’ll worry about narrowing their IDs down when I have the time.

A photo for non-mushroom lovers!  :)

A photo for non-mushroom lovers! 🙂

This is one I can't get narrowed down to genus.  It has a beige spore print that doesn't fit anything in my books.

This is one I can’t get narrowed down to genus. It has a beige spore print that doesn’t fit anything in my books.

View from the bottom.  All I'm sure of it that it's a bolete.

View from the bottom. All I’m sure of it that it’s a bolete.

This is a suillus.

This is a suillus.

An amanita

An amanita

Amanita - view from bottom

Amanita – view from bottom

This is another one I'm unsure of.

This is another one I’m unsure of. (A guy on my mushroom board identified it as Chalciporus piperatus the Peppery Bolete.)

The pinkish pore surface stumps me

The pinkish pore surface stumps me

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