Very small, bright yellow discs and cups growing gregariously on rotting logs.
Brown fungi, more or less disc-shaped. It is firmly fixed to the wood on which it grows. The surface of the fungus is moist, and prefers to grow on moist, rotting wood. This is also called Copper Penny fungus, though they're usually bigger than pennies.
Tough bracket fungus. Bumpy and white on top; poroid and white on the bottom. The pores are of uneven lengths, and can resemble a tiny maze sometimes.
Small yellow mushroom with a yellow stem growing on rotting wood. The slight ridging on the cap of this immature specimen helped with ID. When mature the ridges smooth out. The fresh gills are whitish. Spore print is salmon/pink.
Clump of large orange mushrooms with orange gills and orange stems. It grows at the bases of trees or on buried roots, or on logs or stumps. The spore print is white or very light yellow. It's also called the Jack o Lantern mushroom.
These specimens are a bit old; drying out and fading.
Large orange mushroom growing on dead wood. The dull yellowish gills become brownish. Spore print is bright rusty orange. There is a thin, brown ring zone on the stem.
This is an older specimen.
Entoloma abortivum attacks the Honey Fungus, Armillaria mellea, causing it to grow in this odd but unmistakeable form. The outside of the fungus is white, and the inside is a mottled dull reddish pink and grayish buff. Many times, the unaborted form of the Entoloma is also growing amidst the aborted form, looking like a whitish gray, normal gilled mushroom. It grows on rotting wood. I found these specimens in the same place they grew last year.
Large fungus that grows on the ground near rotting wood. The cap is light brown and suedelike. It is fleshy, and the pores are white. The base of the stem is black, and has an extension resembling a root. This specimen was very wavy, probably because it was growing in a tight spot between the roots of a tree, with a dead log nearly on top of it.
This Eyelash Cup is much smaller and lighter in color than its big sister, S. scutellata. It grows on rotting logs.
The second photo shows its size relative to another small cup fungus, Ascocoryne cylichnium, and to the rhizomorphs (rootlike strands coming down from the top) of the Honey Fungus.
Fragile fruiting on a mossy log, though it covered a large area (about 30cm x 45 cm). The white part disintegrates when touched, and has a pleasant vegetable-like smell.
These are mature specimens. The spores are released from the holes at the top of each fruiting body.
Rosy red cap fading toward margin. Pinkish stem, white gills with pink tinge. Growing on ground under conifers.
Brown bolete with dull pinkish/whitish pores, and brown reticulation on the yellowish-brown stem. Growing under white pine. I considered this to be T. felleus until I tasted it. It was not nearly as bitter as T. felleus, with light to medium bitterness developing over several seconds, instead of immediately strong as in T. felleus.
Red nymphs of the Large Milkweed Bug, clustered on a milkweek pod.
The fruiting bodies in these photos were growing at the base of an American Sycamore tree.
Cluster of fungi growing on wood. Orange caps, cream colored gills, and a brown, fuzzy lower stem.
Moist, leafy-looking clump of brown fungi, growing on beech branches or debris. The fungus grows on the excrement of the wooly aphids living on the branches of beech. It matures into a sooty black mold.
Small, dull red jelly-like cups, usually clumped together, though they can appear singularly.
Small bush with flowers all along each branch. Each flower has white petals, and the center is slightly greenish to yellowish to pink.
Maybe in the aster family?
Small, dark reddish, naked-looking caterpillar with bright white spots.
I'm not even sure it's a caterpillar. I've never seen something like this.
Orange to red cap with cream to pale yellowish fibrous scales. Gills turn black as spores mature. Stem is smooth above the ring, and scaly below.
Dull yellow caterpillar with longer tufts of black or white hairs at the front and back.
Tiny, bright yellow cups that grow in great numbers on damp logs. The color usually catches the eye. It's easier to see the individual fruiting bodies with a hand lens.
Small buff to brown puffballs, growing on wood. The center begins pure white, like tofu, then becomes creamy, then dark gray with matured spores.