A warm and wet September, especially after a dry warm summer stimulated a lot of mushrooms to fruit later than usual. Boletes and Amanitas were especially visible this fall.
Here are some examples:
A nice harvest of one of the Boletes, possibly a Suillus.
One of the Boletes up close, usually with a smooth cap, and variable markings on the stem…
… and spore tubes underneath, instead of gills.
I don’t recall what these gilled mushrooms are.
Amanita muscaria (a yellow/orange variety) just past the button stage …
About a day older specimen… showing the remnants of the veil on the stem (stipe).
In spite of the spore tubes this is NOT a Bolete. It is a Polypore of some sort attached to a yellow birch branch.
A common name for this mushroom is Fly agaric.
I don’t recall what these gilled mushrooms are:
Another gilled mushroom
This is NOT a chanterelle:
My best mushroom field guide was written many years ago by Orson K Miller. It remains a classic. Foraging for mushrooms is safe and lots of fun … if you know what you’re doing and don’t take chances. I suggest buying a good field guide if you want to eat wild mushrooms. Some of the internet websites are not reliable. This one appears to be quite good.
Wow!!! These photos are phenomenal!!!!! Love them!!!!!
Tom, and once more, I agree with Marilyn – I also enjoy foraging for mushrooms. Thank you xoxo
Thanks Marilyn and Krys! We are having quite an unusual fruiting of mushrooms this year. I am looking for my Orson K Miller Field Guide but have yet to find it, buried away in some shoe box probably. In the meantime I am trying to find reliable sources of mushroom information on the internet.