However, I did learn some things:
- Go through your images soon after you download them and get rid of the ones you'll never look at again.
- Change the damn file names of the keepers. The default "IMG_6323.JPG" is not very useful.
|Amanita rubescens 6-23-2013|
|Not-quite-mature Amanita rubescens|
|Amanita rubescens fully expanded cap. Click to view large! Click any image to view large!|
|Pseudocolus fusiformis, the "stinky squid"|
That’s the empty “egg” it came out of. These have a characteristic tough mycelial cord called a rhizomorph.
|Left to right: a mature Pseudocolus fusiformis in its prime; an egg I cut in half; a shriveling spent one; and three unopened eggs.|
|The whole stinkin’ family|
|Immature stinkhorn eggs.|
|Mourning cloak butterfly, Nymphalis antiopa|
One day I went somewhere and when I came home a couple hours later these mushrooms were right in front of where I park. Did I miss them when I left, or did they pop up while I was gone? They could have.
|Coprinus comatus, “shaggy mane”|
And here’s a tree with the most wood ears I've ever seen. This is only half of them—there was this much more further up the tree, too.