Reminds me of a giant scarlet pimpernel. Growing wild at the edge of my favorite empty lot.
Or maybe they're carp? Each fish was about 1 ft long, in shallow water, Moraga Creek, maybe 1 mile before it mets San Leandro Reservoir. Maybe they were spawning.
Lyophyllum descaste, or fried chicken mushroom. Nice meaty, chunky mushroom that have no taste to it.
Nice chewy texture, I am not sure if these were sweet or was the entoloma that I thought was blewits at the time gave the sweetness
Marasmius oreades, fairy ring mushroom
not completely sure, waiting for the orange flower. I also got most of the identification part from theweedyone from instagram. Awesome guy, he seem to know a lot.
very small dark green leaves, not really sure, there are just too many variety to identify
found on eucalyptus, not recommend
prickly little thing, even though it not flowering in this picture, the prickly say its a galium aparine.
A wild edible. Say to contain a good amount of vitamin C. Known as a use for lymphatic, and blood purifier.
There are some turkey tail on that log as well
Not exactly sure what is it? look like some kind of sage bush
black sage, short white flower, and dark lance leave are it's identifying key and to tell it apart from purple sage.
Smell quite nice, like the common sage at the market, but a little bit milder. Goes great as tea with a bit of honey, or can be use as herb in cooking.
There are some readings saying that sage have compound that increase more blood flow to the brain. It got something to do with increasing the charge of the blood cell, making them repel each other, increasing diffusing rate. very interesting stuff. Still should do your own research to be sure though.
found near compose, about 8 inches tall even when cap is not complete open yet.
yellow stain when cut in like 10 sec, smell mild, thus its not an A. xandothermus. Probably an A. califorcus, but I am not really sure what the califorcus smell like
smelled like lavender or sage leaves, haven't seen flower yet. Some one recommend that it could be a catnip. If only I have a cat to carry out the experiment.
shaggy mane, in the ink cap mushrooms family. Edible and more appealing before it completely dissolve into ink, leaving behind the stalk. There are readings saying that if consume with alcohol within 24 hours before or after consuming the ink cap mushroom family can make one extremely sick, so be cautious.
When fresh it have a nice chewy texture, but not much flavor to it. If you're going to harvest them, make sure to cook them within a couple hours, because the''ll start to dissolve, and turn into ink the moment you harvest it. Cooking would stop the inking process. Collect it when its white and haven't start turning black from the edge of the cap yet.
Make sure to do your own research, and learn to tell the different from the poisonous magpie fungus, which is also in the ink cap family, but it's cap have a zebra like pattern, it's cap is much shorter than the shaggy mane, and it have a dark brown color with white stripes.
bitter to taste, but can be use in tea for anxiety, and more
sweet, a bit citric, meaty little plum about the size of a chestnut. Only the ripe fruits are edible, the rest of the plant is poisonous. Can be enjoy raw.
Shaggy parasol, a wild edible. shaggy cap like it's name, gill must be white, spore must also be white like it's gill. Stain orange to brown when bruise or cut.
Make sure to do the spore sprint. On a black paper would be nice, because it's white spore won't show on a white paper. If it have green spore, it is not a lepiota rachodes, but a poisonous chlorophyllum molybdites.
If you got your identification correct, this is a delicious wild mushroom. It got a nice nutty sweet taste to it, that put the white button or portabella, to be more precise Agaricus bistorquis to shame. If you hate mushroom because you think its boring, that because you haven't try the shaggy parasol yet.
Get them while they're young, or when you can, because the bugs also love them. They usually come up right after the rain, and they come up fast, like over night. If there are lot of holes, like sponge when you cut them, and it have a lot of bug, just leave it behind for it to do it's thing. Whatever the bugs left behind can give some peoples a mild gastrointestinal distress.