Fungi Friday: Exploring New Territory and Finding Beautiful Mushrooms
I was out on a lovely long day drive last September when I discovered a great place to stop do some exploring and most definitely yes..hoping to see some mushrooms..!!
I started walking down along the edge of the dirt road where I had parked when soon I noticed these two amazing tall stately mushrooms.
I continued on walking down the road for only a short distance when I noticed a narrow trail leading in the direction of the water.
After having walked only a short distance down the trail I saw another tall beautiful mushroom.
My apologies for not being able to submit a positive identification but I'm thinking might be a Parasol.
Macrolepiota procera var.
At the end of the trail not far from the water I discovered a circle of stones with a purple Cora Bell (Heuchera) growing inside it.
I am familiar with this perennial plant but I haven't seen one just randomly growing in wild. I believe someone purposely planted it there.
My first thought when I saw the stones it was a campfire site but there was no noticeable evidence of it having been used 🔥.
I for sure had found a most wonderful new place to explore.
Under some tall pines trees another interesting fungi find. They are not gilled. Maybe..Bolete sp.?
Feeling a little hungry I looked around for a place to sit and eat a little portion of the snacks I had tucked away in my daypack. I rarely head off into unfamiliar territory without carrying a little food. My popular choice of nutrition. Cheese, apple, protein bars and water.
I found the perfect spot to sit down for a little while near a couple of Yellow fly Agaric mushrooms.
The plant with the little berries to right of the Yellow fly mushroom is a False Solomon’s seal (Maianthemum racemosum).
I would like to return back to wonderful place again this year and explore around some more.