Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Mushrooms

I promised you some mushrooms from our hike around the trail.  Sorry, I'm not going to try and name them all, but hope you enjoy the pictures!

This is mainly a pine forest, with the bedrock either at the surface, or under a very thin layer of moss and lichen.

It's mostly the native White Pine that grow so tall and picturesque, but there are a few Jack Pine like this one too, as well as Red Pines.

Perhaps the most common understory tree is the Red Oak, but they never grow very large (or they haven't had time since the lumbering era)!

And underneath those trees, growing in the moss and leaf litter, are the mushrooms.....

And lunch for a forest slug.

I do know these last two, the Amanita and the Death Angel - both deadly poisonous.

Our crazy hot summer weather that we usually get in July continues today, but I'm hoping the temperature will plunge tonight.  A day of running around doing errands today.  There are so many little things to think of when you move!  The move count-down is on, three weeks tomorrow.


14 comments:

  1. Fancy finding that huge slug chewing happily. I wonder if they have an inbuilt security knowledge not to bite on anything that is poisonous. Mossy stones, they look cool with that beautiful pale colour.

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  2. excellent images. Mushrooms intrique me too

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  3. Nice mushroom photos, good luck with the move and all the chores connected with it, soon you will be settled in to you new house and have more free time.

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  4. Hello, the trees are looking colorful. I love the various mushrooms, I have enjoyed seeing all the mushrooms lately. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

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  5. Very nice mushroom pictures, FG. I especially like the slug having lunch. Better there than in my garden. :-)

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  6. Mushrooms! Anyone living under them?
    My favourite is the one that looks like a trumpet. Very cool pictures!

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  7. I don't envy you one bit for moving. It is a lot of work!! I expect in about four weeks we will read "never again"!

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  8. i have never seen most of those mushrooms, you photographed them well!!

    i LOVE the last picture, it was scorching hot while we were there, but it is just as hot at the jersey shore now that we are home!! good luck with the move, i can't even imagine.....

    and many thanks for your kind comment on my blog yesterday, i got hammered on that entry. i changed what i was planning to share today. my theory is...if you don't have something nice to say, be quiet, don't leave a comment!!! anyway, thanks!!!

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  9. Love all the fall mushrooms that are popping up in the forest right now!

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  10. What a beautiful place for a hike!

    I'm hoping this warm spell finally breaks as well.

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  11. Beautiful. Sure are some unusual looking mushrooms.

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  12. Glad you can identify the poisonous mushrooms FG. I'm learning, more each year.

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  13. Very nice selection of mushroom shots, they are quite fascinating and apparently tasty (at least to that slug). Loved the gorgeous trees at the end.

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