Two Biologists Explore the Remote Rainforests of the Ecuadorian Andes to Document Fungi
Biologists estimate that 3.2 million species of fungi may exist on Earth, and of that only around 120,000 are known to science which leaves potentially millions organisms of left to discover, photograph, and document before it's too late. The majority of undescribed species live in the tropics where
We lost a few trees. Parts of the county lost power when trees fell across lines. That was about all the damage Hurricane Irene brought to us hereabouts. Wow, what a bunch of hurricane hype, I was thinking. But that was before I heard about what happened up north in the Adirondacks. And down in the Catskills and along the Mohawk. And over in the valley towns of Vermont. Roads and bridges washed out, houses collapsed and swept away, folks caught in their cars as the waters rose, a woman…
The red seeds of Coral Bean (Erythrina herbacea) remain nestled in their open pod in the back yard of our vacation rental near Pawleys Island. They are toxic to humans, and since they have persisted into the late Winter it seems likely that there are no animals there that eat them.
Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor)
Old fallen ash tree covered in this delightful bracket fungi. Very common and highly variable. The bands can vary from white to black and everything in between. Blue versions are rather funky.
Osborne house's Waxcap
I have a bit of a fondness for wax caps which Rosemary Widall shares. She enthuses in a great article on BB4's Saving Species when they are described a being like fruitgums. www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b00w1y8m/Saving_Species_Epi... Rosemary now has 21 Waxcaps in her garden, and her collection is now deemed as nationally important. If you fancy 'improving' your garden to make it more fungi friendly then check out this download www.plantlife.org.uk/uploads/documents/management-guide-M…
Este grupo de colmenillas tienen la particularidad de haber fructificado por segundo año consecutivo en el mes de noviembre, algo anormal para las colmenillas que lo suelen hacer casi exclusivamente en primavera.
‘Marvelling the Mushroom - II’ by Marilyn Cornwell
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Notes of a Mycophile
Naming issues with the Russian Leather Waxcap: Okay, so, illustrated above is a mushroom that is common EVERY YEAR in our redwood forests throughout CA, and with other trees farther north. It is...