Category Archives: mushroom

Fragile Dapperling (Leucocoprinus fragillissimus)

I found this solitary mushroom growing in the woods at the Nags Head Ecological Preserve in North Carolina a couple of weeks ago. Its name is quite appropriate because it seemed like a strong breeze would of knocked it over. … Continue reading

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Scaly Pholiota (Pholiota squarrosoides)

Identifying mushrooms is new to me. I never realized how incredibly diverse the fungi world is. This species is apparently common and can be found in large clusters on living trees or dead hardwood stumps. I’ve read mixed information on … Continue reading

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Mary Banning Slender Caesar (Amanita banningiana)

I found this mushroom on a hike with my family. It took me awhile to identify it! Mushrooms are new to me. It is named after a famous mycologist.

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Sulphur Shelf (Laetiporus sulphureus)

This mushroom is found worldwide and is edible. It is also known as “chicken of the woods” because it apparently tastes like chicken. I haven’t tried it! It reminds my of candy corn.

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False Turkey Tail (Stereum ostrea)

Once you start looking closely you notice mushrooms are all over the place in the forest. These Turkey Tails are thin, tough overlapping mushrooms. The closer you get, you begin to see the various colors ranging from tan to red-brown … Continue reading

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