By Martha // Posted 30 April, 2012 in: Photography
It may be only April, but it’s already time to pull on your mushroom hunting fashion boots. You’ll fend off ticks and look good while slinking through the woods.
Tom found this pair of morels nestled in the grass. Excited at an early find, he didn’t even wait for me to take their picture before plucking them from the ground. They were a little dry, but let’s not get picky here.
Most of of the mushrooms we found are probably inedible or at least not choice, but they weren’t all boring LBMs. I am curious if these might have been Velvet Foots (wild Enoki). Pending confirmation, I have decided to call the above fungus a Hamburger Bun Mushroom.
There were, of course, plenty of Little Brown Mushrooms. Here they are gathered together in a tiny mushroom village.
This is the sort of mushroom under which a fairy might enjoy a tiki drink.
Morel #3. They don’t call her the Minnesota State Mushroom for nothing.
A Mushroom Choir.
A woody-looking fungal friend.
Furry shelf mushrooms from below, showing off their hedgehog-like undersides.
Furry shelfies from above. Now you see their furriness, yes?
All in all, we had a good walk in the woods. Now that we know for sure that the season is on (and early), we hope to get back at it next weekend with our out-of-town guests and 4 pairs of eyes to comb the woods.