>> Sunday, August 29, 2010
I mentioned a while back that I was going to do a post or two on the mushrooms of Maine. The coastal region of Cobscook Bay in Maine is loaded, and I mean loaded, with mushrooms. Any fungus fans out there? If so, I highly recommend a little trip. They're everywhere, in nearly every shape and color imaginable.
It's taken me a while to get around to doing this post because I'm still working hard to identify all the dratted things I took pictures of. I am far from a fungus expert! And while I have two separate field guides here, I'm coming up with nothing for a whole lot of these, and only guesses on a bunch of others.
Bottom line: I love to photograph mushrooms, but I stink at identifying them. But you know what? I don't think I appreciate their aesthetics any less when I can't put a name to them.
Anywho, here they are.
Tawny Grisette. I love these. I don't know why, but something about the delicate gills on the edges and the little cup around the base that makes them look like they've hatched from an egg:
This is some kind of Bolete, and I'm guessing King Bolete:
There were lots of Yellow Patches around. I happen to find these particularly appealing, for some reason. Partly I think it's the bright color.
I love this one that looks like a pancake, but haven't a clue what it is. I forgot to take notes on what its underside looked like, and therefore can't begin to identify it. But you can see how big it is compared with my size 8 sneaker.
Non-inky Coprinus, perhaps? I love how delicate its little ridges are:
I am kind of reaching on this one. Perhaps Bracelet Cort? I've got four shots of what I think are all the same variety, or at least related varieties:
A couple of shots of Common Laccaria:
Perhaps a Sphagnum-bog Galerina?
Don't know, but it's cute anyway:
Yellow--orange Fly Argaric:
This one looked like dark brown velvet: