‘Tis the Season – for Mushrooms

Crimson waxy cap -- [i]Hygrocybe punicea[i]

Crimson waxy cap — Hygrocybe punicea (Sorry – no italics in captions)

We have had dozens of different kinds of mushrooms sprout up in our yard lately, ranging from tiny little things that are barely 1/2″ across to huge caps that are 7-8″ wide.  I’ve photographed a few of the more interesting ones.

Amanita amerirubescens with partial veil

Amanita amerirubescens with partial veil covering the gills

My identifications are tentative.  I have a request in at my mushroom board for confirmation.  I’ll correct any errors later.

Translation:  Do not trust my identification!  🙂

I always worry that Sheba will decide to play with the amanitas and poison herself.  Once she caught one in her teeth and threw it in the air, but thankfully she did not eat it.  The dogs seem to understand that they are not to be eaten.

I think this is an amanita citrina f citrina.  Confirmation pending.

I think this is an amanita citrina f citrina. Confirmation pending. (Corrected: it’s an Amanita praecox.)

We are actually getting glimpses of blue sky today, with an occasional peek of sunshine!

I plan to start on the Casita curtains later today.  Hope to have them hung in a couple of days.  I still have to buy mounting hardware

Twin russulas growing by a pine root

Twin russulas growing by a pine root My mushroom board moderator has identified it as Russula compactica, as evidenced by its unpleasant odor.

I haven't identified this cute little guy yet

I haven’t identified this cute little guy yet. (Correction: it’s also a russula, but a different species from the big brown one above.)

Another shot of the unidentified mushroom

Another shot of the cute russula.

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Woods, Mushrooms, a Flower & Wild Edibles

Our woods

Our woods

Today Ron took Sunny and Sheba to the groomer, so I had several hours to myself.  I decided to check out the woods to see what discoveries awaited me.

Some of these photos were taken in the woods.  Some were in the transition area between the woods and our yard.  And some of them are from our yard…. which has plenty of weeds growing in the lawn!  I like it that way!  🙂

Just beautiful!  I think it's a moss of some kind.

Just beautiful! I think it’s a moss of some kind.

Little brown mushrooms.

Little brown mushrooms.

More lbms (little brown mushrooms)

More lbms (little brown mushrooms)

Little white mushrooms.  Not edible.

Little white mushrooms. Not edible.

Berries the birds missed

Berries the birds missed

Greenbrier thorns.  Not fun to walk through!

Greenbrier thorns. Not fun to walk through!

Small greenbrier

Small greenbrier

Lichen

Lichen

Moss on fallen log

Moss on fallen log

A russula, I think

A russula, I think

A periwinkle -- perennial vinca.  One lone bloom was all I found.

A periwinkle — perennial vinca. One lone bloom was all I found.

Bracken.  Last years dead leaves show where edible fiddleheads will come up in spring

Bracken. Last years dead leaves show where edible fiddleheads will come up in spring

Tender, tasty chickweed

Tender, tasty chickweed

Two more edibles --field garlic and henbit

Two more edibles –field garlic and henbit

Wild strawberry leaves make a nutritious tea

Wild strawberry leaves make a nutritious tea

Edible suillus.  Before cooking, peel off the slimy cuticle to avoid digestive upset.  The white flesh is a decent edible.

Edible suillus. Before cooking, peel off the slimy cuticle to avoid digestive upset. The white flesh is a decent edible.

The pore surface of the suillus

The pore surface of the suillus

Just a pretty picture

Just a pretty picture

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