Here's some standard mycena. These are one of the most common mushroom I find. Most dead logs in the forest tend to have these on them after a rain.
Here's some black jelly roll. The latin name is Exidia glandulosa. This stuff is actually edible but requires alot of lime and spice to give it any flavor. I find this on broken branches on the forest floor after a rain. You can gather this and dry it for future use in soups.
Here's a batch of mica caps. These are edible as well but they disintegrate easily when fried. These work best in a soup. Only harvest these from clean areas since these mushrooms can absorb heavy metals left over in industrial areas.
Here's another shot of the mica caps. One of the identifying factors are little shiny glinty beads on the top of the caps hence their common name.
Here's a smashing of dryad's saddle. They morph together if they grow too close to eachother.
Here is some false turkeytail that is in a blueish hue. False turkeytail have smooth pores underneath and tend to be thinner than true turkeytail.
Here is another example of false turkeytail. They often have different colors similar to turkeytail.
Here's an interesting purple crust fungi probably in the Corticioid family. The purple color might even be from another fungi growing on top.
Here is some edible split gill fungi. This one is interesting as it can be stored over long periods of time and is pretty dry. To cook it just soak it a while in water then boil or fry it. It is popular in asia.
Here is some hexagonal polypore.
Here are a couple yellow amanita muscaria. I rarely find the iconic red ones here in the midwest but these yellow ones seem to grow more often towards fall.
Here's a strange polypore growing out of the top of a dead log. These tend to grow as shelves on the sides of trees so maybe its orientation is causing it to be a bit deformed.
This is what the shelf polypores typically look like.
Here's a shot of some peziza badia growing in downtown Chicago.
Peziza is a strange cartilage texture cup fungi that has sandy spores in the cup.
Here is a strange new mushroom I found in 2019. I forget the latin name.
It is a very thin mushroom with a totally smooth underside.
Finally here are some jackolantern mushrooms. I wish i had harvested some to take a long exposure photograph. These guys glow in the dark. That's it for this #mushroommonday
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