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Mushrooms Around Vancouver

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Nice to look at, Difficult to Identify

After a white water rafting trip down the Nahatlach river we decided to go for hike.  I was surprised to see the variety of mushrooms growing along the trail.  I didn't have my camera (after damaging it in the Merrit trip) so Andrea Mark and I took pictures using Mark's camera.  We found some pretty good mushrooms - Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) and Lycoperdon perlatum (Gem-studded Puffball).

Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)Lycoperdon perlatum (Gem-studded Puffball)

Electronic Arts Building, Burnaby

A few weeks later (September 4th, 2001) I noticed a large white object growing in the grass field outside my window at work.  Turns out what I saw was a large mushroom - Clitocybe gigantea (Giant Clitocybe).  I brought my camera down and took some pictures:

Clitocybe gigantea (Giant Clitocybe)

It turns out mushrooms are hard to identify.  I've tried to identify most of these mushrooms but my three books doesn't isolate these species.

Cracking CapsWhite MushroomsCrepidotys applanatus (Flat Crep)

Little Orange CapsOrange with Flat TopsOrange Frilly

UBC Demonstration Forest

Late in the hiking season (November 17th, 2001) we went for an afternoon hike at the UBC demonstration forest.  With my new mushrooms sensing eyes, I noticed a few more samples of Fungus.

Dripping FungiTrametes versicolor (Turkey-tail)


Cracking Caps
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Little Orange Caps
Species: Laccaria laccata (Common Laccaria)
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White Mushrooms
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Lycoperdon perlatum (Gem-studded Puffball)
Species: Lycoperdon perlatum (gem-studded puffball)
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Dripping Fungi
Species: Gloeophyllum sepiarium (Rusty Gilled Polypore)
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Orange Frilly
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Crepidotys applanatus (Flat Crep)
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Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric)
Species: Amanita muscaria (fly agaric)
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Clitocybe gigantea (Giant Clitocybe)
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Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail)
Species: Trametes versicolor (Turkey Tail)
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Orange with Flat Tops
Species: Lactarius rufus (Red Hot Milk Cap)
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I think its very magical
Saturday, May 12th, 2007 at 10:35:18

Nice photos. Fungi after "It turns out mushrooms are hard to identify. I've tried to identify most of these" look like Inocybe sororia, Hebeloma sp., Hohenbuehelia petaloides, three shots of Laccaria sp. After those perhaps Flammulina velutipes, Trametes sp. and Stereum sp.
Paul Kroeger
Friday, February 19th, 2010 at 21:30:29

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