GROW: The Book
Those really are beautiful! I found a really strange looking mushroom growing next to a cedar post outside our home. It was large, kind of like a portobello, with a slightly rounded top and hardly any stem. At first I thought it was just a rock, but when I tried to turn it over with my foot, discovered it was a growth of some kind. I neglected to take a picture of that one, but there was another one growing up from under it that was a bit malformed rather than smooth like the first one. So, I just went out and got a shot of it.
This one is almost laying upside down. It was trying to squeeze out from under the larger one I destroyed. See how gray and crusty the cap is? Really odd looking! No clue what kind it could be, but quite sure it's not edible. It actually looks dried up and dead. I thought it was interesting though and decided to share. 🙂
@Leslie Carl Every once in a while I notice mushrooms growing but my lack of knowledge and recognition of most species reminds me not to do what the 'baby bear' did in the movie 'The Bear'...just to wind up in a psychedelic haze' lol... or worse
There are fungi similar to that growing in a tree on one of the trails I walk. Animals never seem to touch them, unlike some of the more brightly colored, clean-edged fungi which resemble the medicinals in the article