Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fungus

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Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fungus

Really quick late-night post for right now. Went on a Valentine’s Day family hike today on Rattlesnake Mountain just east of Seattle, Washington where I found quite a number of very interesting lichens and some Mycena citrinomarginata mushrooms.  Since I’ve just edited these two images, and am about to head to Oregon at first light to photograph the

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American Caesar’s Mushroom

Sometimes I find a beautiful specimen in nature that I simply just can’t identify. Tonight I finally identified a beautiful red mushroom I photographed five years ago in Fakahatchee Strand of Southwest Florida’s Western Everglades. I knew immediately it was an Amanita, but which one? I had no idea. I have a bookshelf of field

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‘Shrooms!

Sometimes a bolt of inspiration comes out of left-field. A couple of months ago, I saw a few gorgeous images of mushrooms that someone made (I didn’t catch the photographer’s name or I would mention it here) while browsing the web, and the images kind of stuck in my mind. Slowly it began to dawn on me that during

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