A week of rain has brought another round of mushrooms popping up in the Carolina woods. Many are familiar from last July but a newcomer (to me) is a good sized stand of Straight-branched Coral mushrooms near our tool shed. Larger than the Violet-branched Coral mushroom of a few weeks back, these mushrooms seem very robust. It will be interesting to see if they become food for some critter. The field guide states they are “sometimes bitter.” I accepted that and let them be. ☙
Very pretty pictures. When I was little and living in Illinois, my father would take us mushroom hunting in the woods and knew what kind to pick for eating. I was always afraid to try. I live in Franklin now, but have only ever had the more typical mushrooms in the yard.
Thanks Andie. I appreciate your comments. Are you in Franklin, NC?
Today I found another new mushroom … new for me. It is bright orange and about 1″ in height. Will post a picture later tonight.
Yes Franklin, NC. My name is Don. Andie is actually my dogs name and the blog address. I have lived here for about 13 years.
Nice to have you stop by, Don. I enjoyed your blog very much and was prepared to become a follower but then I got to the quotes from “Alice In Wonderland” and HAD to become a follower. Alice has been a role model for a long time. 🙂
Perhaps our paths will cross in Franklin one day….