Monday, November 14, 2016

Coral Fungi, Lentaria byssiseda

This ghostly white fungi is coming up through forest floor detritus and is abundant but quite small- for size comparison, those are Doug Fir needles adjacent to the fungi.  These specimens are growing near the summit of Bells Mountain in SW Washington.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Mushroom tree

While hiking the Bells Mountain Trail at about the 1.5 mile mark I came upon this still-standing dead Alder that was covered with Mushrooms.  In the background is an un-named creek that provides welcome cool water on a hot Summer day.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Large Cup fungi, Aleuria aurantia

While hiking on a logging road near the top of Bells Mountain in SW Washington, I came upon these startling orange fungi.  According to North American Mushrooms, they are edible but rather tasteless.