We spent a beautiful autumn afternoon at Strathgartney Provincial Park. I will share more photos soon. The fall colours were still there, but many leaves were already on the ground. We need to visit next year a little earlier...
This post is all about fungus, so here are a few of the mushrooms we noticed during our hike. I hope I identified them correctly. I shared these on Project Noah (you can find me there under alexdk). I also posted on Project Noah several photos of mushrooms that I couldn't identify, hopefully others will help with the identifying.
The next two photos are Hoof Fungus "fomes formentarius". Honestly, when I tried identify these I googled "fungus that looks like a hoof"!
The next one is Witches' Butter "tremella mesenterica". It can also be called yellow brain or golden jelly fungus, but I like witches' butter the most!
This next one was very different looking. I think it is Bearded Mushroom "hericium erinaceus".
If my identification is correct, this one is actually edible and used in Asian cuisine. I need to get a more detailed mushroom and fungus field guide!
The next photos I haven't been able to identify yet. If you recognize these, let me know in the comments!
Can you tell I love fungus?! My kids know me well and call me when they find an interesting looking mushroom. They know I will want to take a photo and then search in the field guides or online.
I am linking to the Outdoor Hour Challenge Carnival hosted by Barb at Handbook of Nature Study blog.