Group of large white and brown shaggy mushrooms. Mostly very mature, but a new one popping up as well. Very deep and strong mycelium, not sure on spore color, not the greatest specimens to determine.
Last picture is an update of the first photo (newly fruited). Another victim of slugs and bugs, but it appears that it has white spores. Under Sequoia.
This fungus is genus laccaria. It was found under quaking aspen, they have a mycorrhizal relationship. They were small in numerous clusters. They're primary succession, meaning this old landfill is healing itself back to a normal ecosystem. These little fungi indicate such.
Cute little red young saprobic mushroom found in tall grass under deciduous flowering tree (apple?) in UBNA
This fungus was found on a Maple stump. The fungus has a carbonized layer and a layer with holes that acts as a spore-reproducing layer. In the first photo, the black part of the fungus is the older layer while the whit eis the new younger layer.
This gilled polypore was found on a conifer log. It has a golden interior which can be quite tough. They were found bracketed on the log.
This turkey tail was found among many other fungi on a single log. Many of the fungi were brackets but the white surface is the porous white material from Trametes. One can make medicinal tea from this fungi.
This beautiful red capped fungus produces purple spores. They're more common in fall; it was surprising to find one after a week of warm weather.
This fungus is small and black. There were no other ones around. The gills small like bleach when moved/touched.
This Sterium is similar to Turkey Tail in that it can bracket along woody materials. Yet the difference is that Sterium doesn't have pores underneath the bracket. If the sterium isn't able to bracket, it will spread along the log like mycelium. This is seen in the first photo.
This fungus is characterized by black bumps that act as spore producers. This fungus was one among as many as five different fungi on a single log in UBNA. These fungi are reliable to find in the summer months and grow annually.
This fungus was almost not discovered under a small log at UBNA. Unfortunately in the process trying to find it, we plucked it and ripped the cap slightly. This fungus, like many, loves woody materials. It's characterized by the line across the cap.
Pair of saprotrophic mushrooms similar to Agrocybe praecox but leaves a black/purplish-brown spore-print instead of brown. Found in wood chips near the crew house docks.
This fungus was found near Cedrus trees near Padelford Hall on campus. It's similar to a panthercap in appearance. When the gills are broken, a blue tint appears.
This rust is attached to the hollyhock leaf. They appear as little orange dots on the plant. This is also a "good pathogen", as it keeps its host alive. They reinfect by spreading. The sexual spores will be present at the end of spring season.
This is the leaf of a cucumber. The powdery mildew is a "good pathogen" in that it keeps the host alive to live off it. The spores spread while it's warm; spores shoot out and the wind takes it.
This is sterium, a small fungus similar to turkey-tail fungus. It grows as a wavy projection from the wood it's growing from.
This purple Peziza was accidentally stomped on while trying to find fungi, however we were able to observe a lot of it intact. It flowered beside a yellow colored one. The purple colors dilutes as it grows, meaning this one is a younger sprout.
This is a fungus called "Artist's Conch" and it was found in the hollow of a tree. The bottom of the fungus can be imprinted upon and the imprint can last indefinitely.
We found this hallucinogenic mushroom in front of Denny Hall in the grass under Douglas Fir trees. Apparently, these are the only trees it grows near. This may mean they have a symbiotic relationship. This was also seen east of rainier vista in a grassy knoll by the meal trucks.
We found this fungus in the grass in front of Denny Hall. They don't seem to have a veil under the caps. They're around 6 inches long.
These fungi were found growing in wood chips next to a parking garage near UW. There were many of what I'm assuming is the same species, in different stages of growth. Some fungi had deep grooves on the top while others were smooth and looked like buttons. They were all the same color otherwise.
To establish a collection of the fungi that can be found on the University of Washington's Seattle campus with the intention of the observations being built on by others in the future to more fully understand the prevalence and importance fungi hold on campus.