Tag Archives: hydnellum peckii

Coloring the Maritime forest

1 Aug

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Let us start with the Blusher (Amanita amerirubescens), I’m not pushing this mushroom as an edible though, it is in the post like all the other photos today for looks only.

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Hydnellum peckii is quite a sight as it gradually dyes itself from white to reddish.

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First Lobster mushrooms I’ve seen this summer, they did a nice job taking over these once white Russula mushrooms

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Here is a series of 5 photos of Leccinum aurantiacum, the last 3 of the cut stem as it moves from white, pink, purple and black in just a few minutes after slicing.

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The mighty tiny Laccaria amethystina plentiful in moss right now.

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Watermelon berry, I wasn’t expecting to see this plant today and this was the only one in the area I noticed.

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American Fly Honeysuckle looking good.

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Well that’s it for now. ciao

I sense you’re here

5 Sep

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A squirrel was working up a storm, it seemed it was raining invisible conifer cones, I was stumped under this tree tonight as I could hear and vaguely see a large number of items being dropped from above but couldn’t for awhile spot the conifer cones on the ground once they landed as they seemed to disappear amongst the bunchberries. A squirrel is on my family coat of arms so I suspected the was some kind of ancestral shenanigans perhaps?

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Ah, these green cones travel quick and blend in well, I never knew they harvest the resiny green ones. Click on to checkout the bed of bunchberries on the ground.

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Mystery solved, now a few mushrooms, the attractive but (not recommended as edible) Scaly Vase Chanterelle (Gomphus floccosus).

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A photo from a few years ago of a Scaly Vase Chanterelle

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The Amethyst deceiver (Laccaria amethystina)

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and a mature Hydnellum peckii.

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Here is an older photo of a young Hydnellum peckii, funny how things change, ciao