Fungi of Summer/Late Summer

Many people think fungi are only around during the wet and warm spring months.  How are these for August and September fungi finds??

Unidentified Polypore
Silky Parchment
Mustard-yellow Polypore
Tapioca Slime
Likely another image of Silky Parchment
Likely some sort of Carbon Mushroom or a Slime Mold
Likely a Jack O’Lantern or False Chantrelle
This area of fruiting body was huge!
I have no idea what this is, but it looked like a mold.
I have no idea what this is, but it looked like a mold.
Hairy Parchment
Possibly Carbon Balls or Red Cushion Hypoxylon
Possibly Carbon Balls or Red Cushion Hypoxylon
Possibly Bear Lentinus

I took these pictures near the edge of a creek on rotting logs and on a walk in the woods.  They were everywhere!  Finding fungi is one of my new nature study passions ever since writing the Fungus Among Us NaturExplorer unit!  Since there are many thousand varieties of fungi, it’s sometimes hard to pinpoint exactly what you find.  But that’s okay, just seeing them is enough for me!

One Comment

  1. This is fantastic! What a find and what a great opportunity for an entry in your nature journals. I’ll have to take the kids out this week and see what we can find. Thanks for the inspiration.

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