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Fungal finds of 2023 in review - May 2023

2023 Mushroom Memories: A Foray into May's Fungal Treasures

By tych0_21 | MyMycoBlog | 16 Jan 2024


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As the woods lie under the hush of winter's slumber, and time can be made to reflect on the year past, I am grateful, among many other things, for the bounty of fascinating fungi that I had the pleasure of encountering over the last year. It is in this frozen time, with cozy blankets draped over my shoulders and a steaming mug warming my hands, that I find myself diving into the vibrant memories captured by my camera throughout the year - a year that gifted me with sun-soaked hikes and enough woodland wonders to fill a mycologist's heart.

So, as the world outside sleeps, I invite you to take a seat near my virtual campfire and join me on a journey through the year's fungal bounty. We'll start with the first flush of spring and May's exuberant explosion of life. Delicate morels, like wrinkled heads peek from the leaf litter, while golden oysters protrude from decayed stumps like vibrant bouquets. The air is sweet with the earthy scent of decay and the heady promise of new growth.

Over the next few weeks, we will meander through the months of the year, discovering the hidden treasures, edible delights, and curious oddities that these woodland enigmas have to behold.

Welcome, then, to my wintery ode to mushrooms. Be prepared for the vibrant colors and fascinating shapes that the world of fungi has to offer. And who knows, you might just find yourself itching to lace up your boots, venture into the woods, and discover your own fungal adventures. After all, spring, with its promise of mushrooms, is always just around the corner.

May Mushrooms:

White Morel (Morchella americana):

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Golden Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus citrinopileatus):

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Gyromitra venenata:

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Gyromitra brunnea:

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Gyromitra korfii:

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Chicken of the Woods (Laetiporus sulphureus):

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Common Brown Cup (Phylloscypha phyllogena):

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Layered Cup (Peziza varia):

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Velvet Foot (Flammulina velutipes):

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Dryad's Saddle (Cerioporus squamosus):

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Tinder Polypore (Fomes excavatus):

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Artist's Bracket (Ganoderma applanatum):

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Turkey-Tail (Trametes versicolor):

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Beech Woodwart (Hypoxylon fragiforme):

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Mica Cap (Coprinellus micaceus):

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Funeral Bell (Galerina marginata):

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Aspen Bracket (Phellinus tremulae):

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Amateur mycologist and botanist exploring the natural world around me


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