Monday, November 20, 2006

Fungi and Cones

This week we’ll look at more images from my trip to the Poconos, but for today I wanted to share this image of some fungi growing in the brush pile at the farm.

I'm afraid that for now, I'm clueless when it comes to fungus identification (and I can't find my book). Identification suggestions are always welcome!

We’ve had some excellent submissions for the Festival of the Trees come in so far. There’s still plenty of time to add yours! Just post something at your blog about trees and/or forests, and get me the link by November 29th.

Check out the Festival of the Trees coordinating blog for more information, and have fun!


  1. What a great composition....even fungus can be pretty cool looking. :-)

  2. Thanks Michelle. :)

    I think that fungus are just the coolest ever... they come in SO many colors and shapes, and just pop up after a good rain from seemingly no where!

  3. more shrooms! Would this be a polypore kind? I think they're the ones that look like shelves, without stalks???

  4. Wow, gorgeous and yummmmmmmm.....

  5. Hi lady! Could they be some form of oyster mushroom, perhaps? That's what they look like to me on first glance.

    On a side note, I think spore prints are about the coolest thing ever, and I can't imagine why schoolkids don't make them in science classes.

    Miss you!!!! (ps. it's 15 degrees here, and that's without a significant windchill factor! 11 inches of snow! I keep thinking of our snowy visit to the penisula...)

  6. Carloine, the funny part is that I posted these BEFORE I visited EFG and found your posts about mushroom gardening (and your distaste therefor). I wish I could give a positive identification, but alas I am no expert when it comes to fungi. Ann (below) is my expert!

    Geraldine, they certainly LOOK delicious, although I'm not to sure about eating these! ;)

    Ann, I am so insanely jealous of your snow! Thanks for the mushroom suggestion... and I agree, spore prints are the best! I sure wish I could have gone mushroom hunting with you before I left Washington!

  7. Oyster mushrooms! They are not only handsome, they are also edible, talented, and amenable to cultivation. hav a look

  8. Kathie, THANK YOU! It looks like Ann was right on the money! :)

  9. Wow that is a beautiful shot!


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