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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Strange Fungi

Discovered while tromping around the wilds of Hoquiam. These specimens were spotted at the remote reaches of a parking strip, between the Swanson's grocery and the police station.



Since I can't unpack boxes of books yet, I can't look up my NA Mushroom guide. And a google search got me pretty pictures, but not identification.

This last one has a reflection of the clouds in the pool of water.

7 comments:

Gregg Olsen said...

beautiful images! thanks for sharing them.

MJS said...

You must be careful: Middle Earth cannot be far away!

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Fran said...

They're beautiful! So they're probably incredibly deadly. Surely there's a fungal guide at the library, isn't there?

piglet said...

Hey, Hoquiam made the PDX news - 3.65 inches of rain today! So congrats on that...

SeattleTammy said...

Hi Gregg! Nice to see ya here!

mjs, fran, piglet: greetings from the soggy corner of the state. I saw the highest tide ever so far on the Hoquiam River. All the ground is saturated, and puddled. Stay warm & dry!

Shinigami Kayo said...

http://collectivesource.com/fungi/photos/A.muscaria.html

I have seen many of these, quite bright and colourful

Shinigami Kayo said...

opps..gave you the californian subspecies. Collectively they are common though. Don't eat!(obviously)
Hit and miss on them and their toxicity