Young specimen, emerging from universal veil.
Tiny, white caps and gills. Gray to black stem arising directly from substrate, usually sticks or leaves. Used to be called Marasmiellus nigripes.
Tough, brown, scaly ball growing on the ground or on well-rotted wood. The spores mature inside, similar to a puffball, though it is not related.
Striking pink coral fungus. It fades with age to yellow-buff.
Tough, brown capped mushroom which grows on logs. The cap can have a sunken center, and may be incurved or flat. The pores are white and tiny. The stem, unlike other Polyporus, does not turn black.
Tough but pliable mushroom, growing on wood, with white, geometric pores.
Finely fuzzy, dark brown crust fungus with a white growing edge that is often effused-reflexed (curved back, or sticking up on the ends). Grows on dead sticks and branches.
Perhaps less objectionably called a stinkhorn, this slender reddish pink stalk is coated with stinky slime which is loaded with spores. Flies love to feed on the slime, thereby dispersing the spores. The fungus emerges from an egg-like sac, which can sometimes still be seen at the base.
The cap is folded over itself, so that it is attached to the stem under the fold, instead of at the bottom, as with most morels. It is hollow from top to bottom.
Large, meaty mushroom with white gills and spore print.
Northamerican species are being renamed, but we'll go with M. platyphylla for now. :-)
Very small pink-capped mushroom with dark, wiry stem.
Very thin, buff-whitish strands arising from leaf litter in moist hardwood forest.
Also called Fairy Thread Coral.
Tall and stately tan mushroom with brown scales and ring on stem. The ring can crack and fall off.
Orangish-red cap until it expands, whereupon the color cracks and splits apart to show the white underneath, with a darker area of reddish-brownish in the center of the cap. White ring on the white stem.
Pinkish brown scales on white cap, with brown, bowling pin-shaped stem. White gills. Bruises yellow to orange to reddish.
Orangish-brown color with white showing through on cap surface. Sharp, pointed, prominent scales on cap. Filmy, white partial veil, and prominent, rough ring dividing the stem. White, free gills.
Tiny, gelatinous fungus with no gills or pores. Slick to slimy cap. Usually grows in moss or on well-rotted wood.
Medium to large brackets growing on dead logs. Unlike most bracket fungi, this one has sturdy white gills.
Also called Weeping Widow. Used to be called Psathyrella velutina.
Small purple mushroom with matching purple gills and brown stem.
An entomopathogenic (kills bugs dead) fungus that penetrates the cuticle of an insect. It then grows within the body of the insect, killing it. It continues to grow, erupting from within the insect and sending out spores to continue the process. It's being studied as a biological control for some insect pests.
I'm hoping to get a better photo of this fungus in the future!
Orange or peach-colored mushroom with true gills. It resembles a chanterelle.
.3-.5 cm Black stems with bluish to whitish, translucent spore mass. Other stems were thicker and fading from black to brown, with the spore mass becoming irregularly shaped, somewhat like a molar tooth.
Mass of hard, overlapping caps. Also called Sweet Knot, as it can smell good when cut. This is an older specimen.
Thin stem, elongated funnel- shaped mushroom, with widely spaced gills. It kind of reminded me of a chanterelle, but it was light yellowish/ brownish, and the whitish gills were genuine, rather than ridged. Some also had a brownish zone on the cap.
Woody bracket fungus with a white growing edge and underside. The white remains after the fungus is dry, and can be used to draw pictures upon.
Hard, hoof-shaped polypore, growing on wood.
Brown mushroom, with white to pink gills. The spore print is dark pinkish-reddish. The cap is slightly hairy, darker in the center, with a center knob. The stem is lined lengthwise, and tends to split outward when broken. It grows on the ground, at the same time morels are fruiting. Do not eat this mushroom--trust me.