9.15.2010

Do You Love Fungi?

this is one gorgeous fungi season
the enchanting creatures are popping up everywhere
my favorite time to visit
is in the morning light



I have never seen this second photo, the orange red one
it is quite tiny.
Be the first person to tell me what it is
in the comment section 
and you can visit my webstore:


and choose 3 greeting cards, as a thank you from me!


I have been eating these wonderful little puff  balls, cooked,
they have a nutty flavor that I love.
But don't take my word on them being edible, 
do your research! Get to know them, yum. 
Or just enjoy there wonderful form for viewing.



here is another photo of the mushroom that I want to know the name of
this photo shows the size better

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43 comments:

  1. We love fungi here very very much! No idea of the names of those fantastic finds of yours. Beautiful pictures. Happy fungi spotting, Tammie. We have spotted lots of different varieties here in our woods.

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  2. I DO love fungi! LOL Wish I could tell you what they are, but I haven't got my guide anywhere around. We have seen all three varieties around here, as well. So, I'm happy to know that the varieties like to make their homes across the US. :) If I locate my guide, and you haven't discovered what they are yet, I'll let you know! Theresa

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  3. I don't know the names, I find your photos marvelous.

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  4. We also find young puffballs delicious. Sorry i cannot identify the little red ones, my big book is in our big house as our room on the farm is so limited. If I get a chance to go to the mountain and locate it, I will let you know.
    PS I go snap-happy at mushroom season too.

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  5. Hi Tammie, I think your mystery fungus is Russula Emetica which has a cap from 1-3"and is slightly shiny. It is poisonous, so if this ID is right, don't eat any!

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  6. Uuuu, I have know Idea. . . Eat them??? MMMMMM . . . Can we cover them with chocolate?

    But I must say, Your pictures are fantastic!!!!

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  7. If I could see fungii as beautiful as that in your first two pictures, I certainly could love it. Unfortunately all I've seen around here is the less colorful variety.

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  8. I have never seen anything like your first two pictures, but they are rally beautiful. I thought the first one was coral! No idea what they are alas, I've only ever seen the variety in your third photo. They are very pretty.
    <ay your day be a good one.

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  9. What beauties Tammie. I especially like the first one.

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  10. Really it is beautiful and i never seen such colorful fungus!

    I go for first and last two.

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  11. Hi Tammie... anche da me ci sono i funghi... e tutti adesso vanno per i terreni in cerca di questo cibo prelibato...
    Ciao e buona mangiata :)

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  12. Love mushrooms! I think they look like Tiny Red Cortinars. They are poisonous so don't eat. It is hard to identify a mushroom without seeing the stem and underside of the cap. Gorgeous pictures again Tammie.

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  13. Beautiful shots. The fungi looks very delicate.

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  14. Love the textures of the fungi - fun to search out and click!

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  15. What a fine selection of mushrooms, Tammie! I'm afraid I don't know what they are, but I see you have a lead above. I've never seen such brightly coloured ones and I wish I had the knowledge to be able to identify wild foods and know which ones are safe to eat and which not. I don't - and last year two women here (who did have that knowledge and were used to foraging) died when they picked the wrong mushrooms. Not a chance I'm prepared to take, but nice to look at all the same!

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  16. Nice pictures! Love fungi - even the magical ones;-) And for the little Red's I (also) thought of RUSSULA's...

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  17. What a wonderful selection of fungi! Have no idea what they are, but I do like looking at them.

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  18. Amazing pics Tammie
    Are they eatable?

    Though I prefer to see them there whee they belong...

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  19. Oooo I do...so much beauty in fungi!! Wonderful shots hon..I loooove the first one!!!
    Hugs, Sarah

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  20. So gorgeous Tammie. I would also love to be able to identify the flora of the forest, but have no clue. I can't imagine any mushroom being that VIBRANTLY colored without seeing DANGER DANGER attached to its meaning. But I might be ignorant in that regard.

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  21. Hello Forest Enchantress Tammie...such gorgeous photos..beautiful fungi..yes I love them too..! magnificent images! and you are so generous a spirit! The Lucky winner is charmed!
    Yay!

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  22. They are beautiful, but I don't know enough about them to identify any. The tiny red ones remind me of strawberries.

    In the last two days, I have found lots of mushrooms, but not a lot of colorful fungus.

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  23. Strange ancient beings, those fungi! The red ones are beautiful. Haven't seen them here, though I have thousands of varieties here in the damp, coniferous woodlands. This year its been dry for MONTHS, so fungi is sparser than usual. Exciting news today however is that it is raining!

    Thanks for the shroom journey.

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  24. I have no idea what they really are. But very interesting mushrooms and fungi types!

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  25. The detail and light in the top photo are splendid!

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  26. Hello everyone,

    I have written to my mushroom teacher Larry Evens from Missoula, MT. He has told me what he thinks they are and I do believe he is correct when I look them up. I will keep this open for guessing, just in case someone wins. Maybe in a week I will share what they are in a post....

    thank you for playing along and a chance to win my greeting cards.

    Tammie

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  27. wonderful autumness. the first image looks like something from the underwater world:)

    no idea of any of their names. beautiful little red earth stars :o)

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  28. Thank you for this wonderful fungi fest Tammie - just magical.x

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  29. Isn't it amazing all the different kinds?? What beautiful captures of them! We have been seeing all kinds of fungi also. Some even coming up around our yard. They are really loving the moisture lately.

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  30. Oh, I love puff balls. I don't even know if they grow on the island with all of this sea air? I will have to hunt them down. Sorry I cant help with identifying the red mushrooms. They are pretty. The first picture reminds me of coral under the sea xJ

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  31. beautiful images but are they edible??? I trust you know what you are doing because you are still here! phew!

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  32. I don't know what they are but they look like candy! Are they fuzzy?

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  33. What beauties My dear Tammie xxxx

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  34. yes I love fungi. my blogname even tells you I'm crazy about them. I cannot properly see if your mystery fungus has little dark hairs on the edge, if so I think they are Scutellina scutellata, a fungus the size of 1/5 to 2/5 inch size, no stem. never found them in real life myself. if they are not the one I mentioned I suppose they are from the same family of fungi.
    had a lovely walk in the forest yesterday and put a load of fungi on my blog, even purple ones.

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  35. Hi Cobi,
    I do believe you are right. I asked my fungi teacher and he also suggested Scutellina scutellata. It is hard to see the little dark hairs. There are hints of them in some of my photos, or maybe they are washed off by deer or rain? You have earned the 3 greeting cards. Thank you so much!

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  36. The first is a colourful fungi compared to the dull brown ear fungi that the Chinese eat.

    My grand pa had two advice on eating fungi
    1: Steer clear of colorful ones.
    2: if you see insects, it is edible.

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  37. ..I've also been in the forst, looking for mushrooms! Love / Eva

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  38. beautiful images tammie...the colors, the forms...just lovely.

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  39. When I was a kid we called those round white mushrooms, puff balls. In the summer, when they would dry, we would stomp on them, and the spores inside would puff out.

    Mom always said they were poison!

    By the way--she sends her love. I have told her about you. Would you also hug your own dear Mum for me? She is such a darling.

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  40. Lovely photos! I love fungi and yes puff balls are excelletn to eat!

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Warm greetings to you~

Thank you for visiting and also for sharing your thoughts and feelings. Seeing through your eyes and heart mean so much to me!

Tammie