It's a mushroom blog! I am crazy for wild mushrooms, and all their friends and associates. I go hiking in central Missouri, looking for mushrooms, and find lots of other woodland citizens along the way. Heavy on macro-photography, with bite-sized fact morsels throughout.
Common name refers to a French working-class woman, usually a part-time "flirt;" from "gris" (grey), the color of the cheap unbleached clothing they wore.
Anyway, these mushrooms have characteristic striated cap edges, a ring and a nice volva. Bonus: this photo appears in Michael Kuo's latest book, "Mushrooms of the Midwest"!