Tuesday, October 13, 2009

ABC Wednesday--M is for Mushrooms


When you go hiking in the fall, the variety of mushrooms is always amazing. Here is a collection of some of the ones we found while hiking in Alaska.
These were along the trails near McKinley Princess Lodge. They had a visitor.
There were a huge variety on the trails near Skagway.





A size reference.
Taking shelter.
We found these in the Juneau area.
















We were told that these were Coral Mushrooms. They are not like coral mushrooms we have seen before.


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15 comments:

Kerrie said...

Wow! I had mushrooms on my blog yesterday! How neat they all are, I could not believe the size when you put your foot next to it! Alaska is some kind of growin' place! Kerrie

PERBS said...

Neat to look at and I will pass on eating them.

Mara said...

They are great to look at, but I will refrain from eating them. Even the ones that are supposedly okay.

Sylvia K said...

Fabulous shots of such a variety of mushrooms -- I don't care to eat them, but they're fun to look a! And a fun post for the M day!

Enjoy!

Sylvia

Linda Jacobs said...

Excellent pictures!

photowannabe said...

What an amazing variety of mushrooms you found. All the different colors and sizes almost boggles the mind.

James said...

There is something about mushrooms that make me want to look at them. You realy did a great job of capturing them.

Tumblewords: said...

I was amazed at the size of several of these mushrooms. When I was a child, our family went out to gather mushrooms. I didn't recognize some of these! Beautiful, aren't they?

Martha Z said...

What variety, we don't see so many in the Sierra. Your College Fjord shots are stunning.

RuneE said...

An impressive collection - did you eat many of them?

Mary said...

What an interesting variety! I've never seen those little coral ones.

Nydia said...

Mushrooms are always so sweet to look at, like a portal to a magickal world. So beautiful all these photos!
Kisses from Nydia.

Joy said...

What wonderful images and a mesmerising variety of mushrooms. I especially liked your first photograph, it looked like a fairy kingdom.

Roger Owen Green said...

I love the pictures, but I have absolutely no capacity to ascertain which are delicious and which are fatal.

katney said...

I only eat those I buy at the supermarket.

Our mushroom afficionado friend tells us that we are really missing something, that when they chose which variety of mushrooms to raise for supermarket sales, they chose from the ones with the mildest flavor.

That's okay with me. (You should see her lunch in September. -- no, you should smell it.)