Saturday, September 19, 2009

Mushroom Hunt

We took the girls to a local state park today to hunt for mushrooms. The extra rain we've been having has caused a massive explosion of mushrooms in our area. Today I decided to take a photo journey through the woods to capture the wide variety of mushrooms that can be found here.

I have not made any attempt at this point to identify these mushrooms. I'm not sure that the girls' fascination goes beyond the general observance that there are so many different mushrooms to be seen. I did take lots of pictures, though. I want to share the photos here. If you happen to recognize any particular type of mushroom, please feel free to enlighten me.

Keep in mind that all these mushrooms were found within an area along a trail that was less than a half a mile long. We did not have to go very far to find a huge variety. (The very last picture looks like just a pile of leaves. If you look really closely, you will see the tiny little mushrooms that are poking up through the mass of dead leaves.)


Serendipity is Sweet said...

Hi there,

Mushrooms are always so interesting. How cool that you found so many kinds! I love them...but not to eat ;)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. It's a lovely little place you have here. I'm following in google so I can visit often.

And your girls are adorable!

the platts said...

Wow...your pictures show the colour and texture so well! I'm enjoying your blog...we're unschoolers too so it's nice to see others enjoying life like we do!