My main dilemma when I walk in the woods is deciding where to look: up, down, all around? On our recent trek to Borderland State Park on Friday, a red mushroom along the path caught my eye.
On the other side of the path, another variety was in full bloom. It was then that I decided to focus on mushrooms (more or less) during that walk.
After all, there had been a lot of rain in the previous days, the ground was in fact quite damp during our walk, and it was humid – just the perfect conditions for mushrooms to shoot out.
While I was not a mycologist, and could not identify the edible from the non-edible, even toxic varieties, I was certainly beside myself with excitement to see the park and the undergrowth loaded with mushrooms of different kinds. I was fairly sure, however, that the colorful ones were not good for eating.
For this post, I tried to group together mushrooms that look alike to me. Feel free to give me a feedback about the correctness of the grouping. Descriptions (and even identification, Google permitting) of the mushrooms as I have observed them in the wild were also provided in the captions.
Unfortunately, because I was taking pictures as fast as I could so that my family would not leave me behind and because I did not photograph the bottom of the mushrooms, I could not provide a better description of the species posted here.
I saw and took pictures of many other mushroom variety. However, they did not turn out well. And I am sure there were many other types that I saw but did not think of as mushrooms, and many more in the deep woods.
I hope you enjoyed this mushroom gallery. Please feel free to identify the varieties you find here. Thank you.