Sunday, May 29, 2011


During our recent quest for the elusive morels up on the Ryan Road trails, we came across a handful of other beautiful specimens of fungi (but never did find any morels this year.) These are mostly "shelf mushrooms" which usually grow on dead trees or fallen timbers. The top image is called a "Pheasant's Back." I'm not sure of the identification of the ones below.


EverydayMe said...

seriously??? those are amazing... who know a mushroom could be so beautiful!! {{hugs}} Michelle

MJ said...

@Michelle - Thanks! I just found out the 3rd & 4th images are also 'Pheasant Backs', just in a more mature stage. They are also edible, although I'll just leave them ;-). Still investigating the second.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful shots! When I click on them and view full size they are really quite amazing!