More mushroom madness in New Brunswick

23 Sep

Andrea and I found such a riot of mushrooms while tromping through the woods at her cottage that I may be posting about them till spring!  I spent some time tonight trying to identify a few more of the many mushrooms we photographed.  Surprisingly, some of the hardest to identify are some of the most distinctive.  Do you have any idea how many little orange mushrooms there are out there?

Here is my latest stab at identifications:

poss KING BOLETE - BOLETUS EDULIS

KING BOLETE – BOLETUS EDULIS

poss KING BOLETE - BOLETUS EDULIS 3

I’m not completely sure of this one, but if it is the king, it is supposed to be yummy. 


YELLOW PATCHES - AMANITA FLAVOCONIA

YELLOW PATCHES – AMANITA FLAVOCONIA

YELLOW PATCHES - AMANITA FLAVOCONIA -side


ORANGE GILL WAXYCAP - HYGROCYBE MARGINATA

ORANGE GILL WAXYCAP – HYGROCYBE MARGINATA

ORANGE GILL WAXYCAP - HYGROCYBE MARGINATA 2


DEAD MANS FINGERS - XYLARIA POLYMORPHA

DEAD MANS FINGERS – XYLARIA POLYMORPHA

Don’t you just love some of the common names?


TURKEY TAIL - TRAMETES VERSICOLOR 2


LACTARIUS PIPERATUS

LACTARIUS PIPERATUS

LACTARIUS PIPERATUS 2


poss RAMARIOPSIS LAETICOLOR

RAMARIOPSIS LAETICOLOR

poss RAMARIOPSIS LAETICOLOR (2)

I have found that once you get interested in hunting and identifying something in nature, be it mushrooms or trees or wildflowers, you begin to see things that you never noticed before.  A whole new world opens up and your senses become heightened.  A simple walk through the woods becomes much more interesting and even exciting – when you find something new and different.

I have lots more mushrooms from New Brunswick, but I’ll save them for another post.

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One Response to “More mushroom madness in New Brunswick”

  1. Jen Worden November 2, 2011 at 4:44 pm #

    “Do you have any idea how many little orange mushrooms there are out there?”

    A metric buttload! lol
    Good on you for at least attempting to identify’em. I always say I’m going to. But never get there. I’m a bit miffed that we don’t have easily identifiable edible ones. harumph!

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