July Mushroom Foray at Pandapas Pond

So much rain this summer in Southwest Virginia…it is a banner year for fruits and vegetables, and especially for wild mushrooms. Another mushroom foray around the Pandapas Pond area in Montgomery County produced the following fun assortment of wild fungi in our local woods. The best highlight for me was moose antlers !

The Blusher
The Blusher, Amanita rubescens

What we found on July 18, 2013:

Flame-colored chantarelle      Cantharellus ignicolor
Carnation Earth Fan      Thelephora caryophyllea
Shiny Cinnamon Polypore      Coltricia cinnamomea
Golden Chantarelle      Cantharellus cibarius
Golden Fairy Spindle      Clavulinopsis fusiformis
Jack O’Lantern      Omphalotus illudens
Jelly Baby      Leotia lubrica
Moose Antlers      Wynnea americana
Old-Man-of-the-Woods      Strobilomyces confusus
Peach Chanterelle      Cantharellus persicinus
Scarlet Wax Cap      Hygrocybe coccinea
The Blusher      Amanita rubescens
The Grisette      Amanita vaginata
Turkey Tail      Trametes versicolor
White Elfin Saddle      Helvella crispa
Vase Thelephora      Thelephora vialis
White Worm Coral      Clavaria fragilis
Yellow Patches      Amanita flavoconia
Black Trumpets

Click on any photo to open a larger viewer. Please leave a comment if you think I’ve misidentified any of these characters.

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