Monday, February 10, 2014

mycenoid mushroom ~ 02/10/14 ~ Stevens Creek


Why, hello, tiny friend.  Long time, no see.  Welcome back.  Boy, it sure was nice to find mushrooms again, given our record-breaking dry winter.  This Mycena sp. was growing on a very large, decaying douglas-fir trunk.  I looked at numerous mycenoid pictures online with the off chance I could make a specific ID.  No such luck.  Most are nondescript brownish grey, but some mycenoids are gorgeous yellow, orange, reddish orange, and rose colored.  I doubt I'll ever become proficient with mushrooms, especially considering I have zero desire to look at spore prints and haul out my scope. Plus, I worry about poisonous ones, and not knowing which are which, I have a general hands-off policy.  Just as well, I end up leaving them just as I found them.

3 comments:

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Oh these are wonderful. I love mushroom photography. I need to hit the trails here and see what sprung up after these rains.

Katie (Nature ID) said...

Boy, that last batch of rain was so refreshing. Better get out as soon as you can, because those 'shrooms were popping out everywhere. I'm looking forward to seeing your photographs, John. You've gotten really good at it.

Jennifer said...

They look so charming!