Monday, November 14, 2011

another mushroom monday

these little fellows have completely overtaken my lawn this year. not sure what they are.

elfin saddle pair, helvella lacunosa
elfin saddle

a set of fly agarics, amanita muscaria
fly agaric

orange jellies, dacrymyces palmatus
orange jelly

coral mushroom - i wish i'd caught these when they first appeared, they are so bright orange, like burning fires on the forest floor.
coral mushroom

i think this is dyer's polypore, phaeolus schweinitzii. i must go back and check on it - in this photo it was only a couple inches across, but perhaps now it is bigger and suitable for dyeing with.
dyer's polypore


i just got back from a walk in the estuary. the sun is gorgeous today, the air crisp and clean. i sat for a long while on the rocks, soaking up some vitamin d. i will share some blue sky and sun-filled photos with you tomorrow. hope your week is starting off well. i spotted some frosty leaves in a few spots, where the sun hadn't touched just yet. it's given me a bit of an idea - more soon if it works out.


Tara said...

I love the orange jellies. I want to poke them with my finger.

Margie Oomen said...

love it all
my dyeing with the orange jellies was sort of disappointing though

leFiligree said...

you know i cant pass up a fungi ID without giving my $.02, right?

the tiny striate ones are usually mycenas, which are conifer-debris lovers. is your yard full of needle duff? i guess the other option is marasmius oreades which like lawns, and are a little bigger with tougher flesh.

if that polypore is not phaeolus (orange or yellow-green pores?) then it could be inonotus tomentosus which is a duller color with buff pores.

hope to see your dyeing :)

Anonymous said...

hope you don't mind some more suggestions for your mushrooms.
the first one - Mycena.
the last one - i would think that it is not a polypore at all, but a Hydnellum (with tiny spines or teeth at the underside), would also be good for dyeing yarn with !