Fun Photography – Mushrooms

Sometimes when walking in the woods I come across some weird stuff and mushrooms definitely fall into that category.    These photos were taken in various spots in Northeast Ohio.  I tried to ID some of them using my handy National Audobon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms (don’t laugh, I really own a copy), but I am no expert so help me ID them if you can.

Chicken head

I have no idea what this is, some kind of shelf fungi? Growing on a tree in Holden Arboretum


Morel, but what kind I'm not sure. Found growing right outside my back door under a rhododendron. My only regret was it was too old to eat when I found it.


Found near a stream in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park


Growing in bark mulch in a local park


Found in local park in the woods

Mushroom with leaf

Found in my neighbor's yard

Inky Cap

Inky caps - these are growing in my yard under a tulip poplar and a sugar maple - don't touch them without gloves, they turn to liquid in your hands and will stain!


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2 Responses to Fun Photography – Mushrooms

  1. Great shots, I too love taking photos of mushrooms.


  2. slamdunk says:

    We get alot of the same mushrooms a state over. No kidding with those hand-staining “inky caps”–something the kids found out quickly.

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