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Brief Encounter of the Ocher Kind

Along one of the forest paths, clusters of yellow-capped mushrooms seemed to sprout up overnight. Within a few days, they were gone. Might be a type of Honey fungus (Armillariella mellea).

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The Enchanted Gummy-bear Broccoli Forest

Looking as if someone had emptied boxes of frozen florets, gel-like green mushrooms sprouted here and there in one of the sandier sections of Weltz Park. The fungi might be some type of Waxcap (genus Hygrocybe).

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Alms for the spore

Soft, beige mushroomy mittens held out offerings of snow to the rest of the forest. Perhaps something like Birch polypore (Piptoporus betulinus), these bracket fungi were growing on a tree deep within a wooded part of the park.

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Rubber wavy muggy clumpers

Looking like warped, rubbery citrus slices, this cluster of wild mushrooms — I think Chicken of the woods (Laetiporus cincinnatus) — added bit of orange spice to the brown-green-grey woods.

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Flight of fungi

Various bits of fungus were cropping out of crevices on a grey-barked tree near the library. The large chunk at center has the look of a perching bird with gilled breast feathers.

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