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Mt. Lemmon Mushrooms — A Photo Essay   1 comment

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Hiking the Sunset Trail on Mt. Lemmon (August 12, 2016) — Images by kenne


Wild Mushrooms: Weird Is A Side Effect Of Awesome   3 comments

Mushrooms on Butterfly Trail (1 of 1)-3 art blogWild Mushrooms: Weird Is A Side Effect Of Awesome — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Ready Or Not, Here We Come!   6 comments

Nature Walk-0476 mushrooms blog

Nature Walk-0479 musroom blogWild Mushrooms Late On A Spring Day — Images by kenne

Posted February 23, 2014 by kenneturner in Information, Life, Nature, Photography

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Capturing The Moment — Mushrooms On Mt. Lemmon   2 comments

Aspen Draw August 2013

Aspen Draw August 2013

Aspen Draw August 2013Mushrooms On Mt. Lemmon — Images by kenne

Mushrooms Along A Mountain Trail   8 comments

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Capturing The Moment — Real Mushroom Or Artifact — Another Follow-up   Leave a comment

Butterfly Trail July 2013Shaggy Mane Mushroom — Images by kenne

Butterfly Trail July 2013One of the followers of this blog has identified the mushroom I labeled “unknown” as Coprinus comatus, Shaggy Mane Mushroom. A Latvian artist now living in Canada made the following comment:

“Your mushroom might be a bit older specimen of shaggy mane, Coprinus comatus: see 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.”

You can see her blog at

With her response, I did some additional research and have concluded that she is correct. “This mushroom is unusual because it will turn black and dissolve itself in a matter of hours after being picked or depositing spores.” They are eatable at the young, white stage. Although they are beautiful at the black stage, they are not eatable. There’s a reason why you don’t see Shaggy Mane Mushrooms in stores, they only last 4-6 hours.


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.”


Butterfly Trail July 2013Images by kenne

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