Anne Elliott

Anne Elliott

Posted on 07/20/2013


Photo taken on July 15, 2013


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One of very few

One of very few
We saw this small mushroom on 15 July 2013, when six of us drove NW of Calgary for a day of botanizing the land belonging to Sarah Leete - her home is a rather fine wood cabin, originally the Morrison House. We only saw about four fungi in those few hours, about as unphotogenic (if there is such a word) as one could imagine. I happened to notice this small one with a slimy cap just as I was about to step over a small log across our path. It was completely broken off at the base of the stalk, so we were able to hold it to take a few macro shots of it. After all the rain we've had so for many weeks, including the Flood of the Century in Calgary and Alberta, I would have thought that we would be seeing more fungi around at the moment. Maybe it's still too early, as August is the peak of the season here. Unfortunately, the endless rain has meant that grasses everywhere have grown so tall, I don't know how you'd ever see fungi growing on the forest or woodland floor, anyway.

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LeapFrog
LeapFrog
Excellent close of this "glazed" mushroom Anne ... like a glazed Tim Horton's donut ... LOL ... well taken and nicely presented!!
5 years ago.
Cats 99
Cats 99
Slimy indeed! Eww! (reminds me of slugs, which I am having major problems with right now)
5 years ago.
Ken Dies
Ken Dies
Nice and slimy. Do not eat this one , looks like a Cortinarius
5 years ago.