I spotted this mushroom from about two hundred feet away. It was the only one in the field and looked like a stray toy ball. I didn't see any stem and didn't touch it either. It's about seven inches in diameter. It appeared after a rain that followed an extended dry period and has been there for several days now. Who knows what this is?

I spotted this mushroom from about two hundred feet away. It was the only one in the field and looked like a stray toy ball. I didn't see any stem and didn't touch it either. It's about seven inches in diameter. It appeared after a rain that followed an extended dry period and has been there for several days now. Who knows what this is?

Red Reishi Mushrooms

I see these Red Reishi mushrooms frequently around here, but have never picked any, or researched them either, until now. As it turns out, they were prized by the Chinese as much as Ginseng, which is a lot.

Morning Mushrooms

I'm still a mushroom virgin. I looked in my Introduction to Familiar North American Species of Mushrooms, but I feel very unsure about matching the mushrooms in my photos with the illustrations. I could make a few guesses, but none of them look just like the examples in my glossy guide.

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