Capturing The Moment — Real Mushroom Or Artifact? — A Follow-up   9 comments

This morning I was back on the Upper Butterfly trail hiking with the Monday Morning Milers when I spotted two mushrooms down in the brush that resembled the one I photographed last Friday.

Butterfly Trail July 2013
Even though there was a heavy downpour, (The third hike in the rain since July 5th.) I had to get an image of this mushroom. This one is not the work of a human hand, as I had concluded in the earlier posting. Just to be sure, I carefully reached under the crown to see if I could lift it — no, this was natures work. The stem of this mushroom is 8-10 inches hight, which is about the same height as the mushroom previously posted. I spent some time online trying to identify this mushroom with no luck. So, for now I’m labeling it as “unknown.”

kenne

Butterfly Trail July 2013Images by kenne

9 responses to “Capturing The Moment — Real Mushroom Or Artifact? — A Follow-up

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  1. Beautiful images! 🙂 Love the deep green!
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  2. Your mushroom might be a bit older specimen of shaggy mane, Coprinus comatus: see http://healing-mushrooms.net/archives/9.html or Cortinarius caperatus, commonly known as the gypsy mushroom: check out Wikipedia. Since it’s a photo, I can not be completely sure, but these mushrooms have similar shape and when get older get dark bluish color. Coprinus becomes completely black-blue.
    It might look that way because of extensive rain. I’ve seen these mushrooms in the forests of Latvia where it is very common to pick wild mushrooms, and everybody knows them.

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    • You did it! You solved my mystery. I followed up on your input and I’m now convinced you are correct. You will note in previous posting one of the images has two earlier stage coprinus comatus. Thank you so very much!

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  3. Love this one!!

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