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A rare mushroom - Uszak skórnikowaty (Auricularia mesenterica)

7 May 2021 1 minute read 0 comments marianomariano68

[EN] The fungus does not have a well-shaped hat, it is attached to the side of the ground, i.e. to dead tree trunks. It is outstretched, an adult specimen resembles a fan. Most often it grows singly, but sometimes as it grows, the specimens grow tog...

Little known mushrooms - Purchatnica piaskowa (Pisolithus arhizus)

2 May 2021 1 minute read 0 comments marianomariano68

    The mushroom does not have an educated hat. It is almost completely buried in the ground. When it is ripe, it protrudes slightly above the surface.       The young fruiting body is very fleshy. It has a variety of variable sh...

Fungi Friday: Polypore-palooza

24 Apr 2021 1 minute read 0 comments tych0_21

I went for another morel hunt today. I didn't find any morels, but I did come across plenty of other fungi to share images of here. Images and identifications are provided below. Feel free to offer your suggestions if you believe my IDs are incorrect...

Little known edible mushrooms - Maślaczek rubinowy (Rubinoboletus rubinus)

12 Apr 2021 1 minute read 1 comment marianomariano68

    Hat with a diameter of up to 5 cm rusty or rusty-yellowish. When the fruiting body is young it has a convex, then flattened shape. Slimy during the rainy season, shiny during the dry season.       The tubes and pores have a c...

Amadou Processing: How to Make High-Quality, Natural Tinder Using the Tinder Conk Fungus (Fomes fomentarious)

12 Apr 2021 7 minute read 5 comments tych0_21

This guide is meant to give step-by-step instructions for how to both identify Fomes fomentarious, a fungi that often goes by the common names of tinder conk, hoof fungus, tinder polypore, or even ice man fungus, as well as how to process samples of...

Weekday Nature Walk: The Tinder Tree

1 Apr 2021 2 minute read 0 comments tych0_21

This week, I visited a local park consisting of woods hills, creek valleys, and open prairie. For this walk, I decided to stick mostly to the creek valley as well as the woods, following the trails that banked the creek as I went. The land was previ...

Rainbow in the forest - Rubroboletus legaliae (Krwistoborowik lubczykowy)

28 Mar 2021 1 minute read 0 comments marianomariano68

    It does not have a hat and does not look like a mushroom in general. It can be up to 2-3 cm in diameter. Closed pear-shaped, spherical, covered with a layer of mycelium that peels away from the whole, but gives a beautiful silvery color t...

Photos of fresh fruitings after recent rains

25 Mar 2021 1 minute read 2 comments tych0_21

I wanted share some of my photos from a walk earlier today. I didn't get any wildlife shots this time around, but I did find many fresh fungi while on my walk. I have attached images along with my assumed species IDs. There were also several fungi th...

Salmon in the forest - Blushing waxycap or Turpentine waxycap - Wodnicha pomarańczowa (Hygrophorus pudorinus)

22 Mar 2021 1 minute read 0 comments marianomariano68

Salmon in the forest     The mushroom is inedible, its color is one of the most characteristic of the mushrooms found in the forest. You can fill your eyes with it without touching it, admire it, not touch it, admire it and not touch it ..... :) The...

Beautiful minimalism, Geastrum minimum (Gwiazdosz najmniejszy)

20 Mar 2021 1 minute read 0 comments marianomariano68

    This mushroom does not have a separate cap, it is usually spherical. It is very small, the maximum diameter is only about 2 cm. Color grayish, dirty white, yellowish white.       the outer sheath (exoperidium) consists of...