Just Mushrooms

This was never meant to be a mushroom website, but I practically fall over them while looking for wildflowers.  Below, you’ll find some of the more common characters found in our local Southwest Virginia woods.

Many thanks to the folks in the New River Valley Mushroom Club, who helped me identify most of them!


Golden Chanterelles


Black Trumpets

Oyster Mushrooms

Chicken of the Woods

Honey Mushrooms


Elegant Stinkhorn

Devils’s Urn

Coker’s Amanita

Destroying Angel

Fly Agaric

Ornate-stalked Bolete

Old Man of the Woods

Conical Waxy Cap

Giant Puffball

Gem-studded Puffball

Pear-shaped Puffball

The Blusher

Moose Antlers

The Grisette

Shaggy Stalked Bolete

Ravenel’s Stinkhorn

Stinky Squids

Lion’s Mane Mushroom

Jack-O’Lantern Mushroom

Spindles, Worms, and Corals

Shaggy Manes 

Onion-stalk Lepiota

Agaricus leptocaulis

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