Some Local Fungus – Winter

I just love hunting for mushrooms! Edible, dyeable or just poke at-able, they’re all cool. We live adjacent to a large Weyerhauser forest that looks quite ‘spooky’ from outside and is actually gorgeous and lush when inside. I decided to take a stroll and gather some shrooms to see what i would find. I’ve only made one positive id from these so far, but aren’t they interesting?

The forest floor was just littered with fungus of all kind, even on the last day of January. I’m not sure what the coral fungus is or the little red capped mushrooms, but i did ID the gelatinous, white ones as Toothed Jelly Fungus (Pseudohydnum gelatinosum) which apparently is edible, though bland. I can’t wait to see what grows in the Fall and Spring (hopefully boletes!).

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  1. Beautiful shrooms! but I’d be afraid to eat any wild ones – it sure pays to know which ones are edible and which ones want to kill you!

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