My collected photos of mushrooms and fungi... Page 3.

Fallen trees left to rot on the ground. The perfect home for fungi and mushrooms.Fallen trees left to rot on the ground. The perfect home for fungi and mushrooms.

The photos on this page, along with those on page 2, were all taken in the same plot of woodland, about 45 minutes from where we live, in southern Quebec.

I’ve written elsewhere about how mycelium contributes to the health of woodland and forests. But I think it works the other way around too.

The wood where we walk is beautifully managed. There are trails to follow, so most of the ground is left undisturbed. And fallen trees and branches are left flat on the ground, where they can be found by fungi and slowly consumed. 

On our walks I get the sense that I’m seeing a huge variety of fungi simply because the wood is so fungi-friendly. So different from city parks and farmland.

As usual, I haven't tried to identify each mushroom. I'm not an expert in that area, and wouldn't want to make any mistakes.

But as you'll see... there are a couple of contenders for being the weirdest. The red growths, and the ghostly gills.

Weirdly scalloped mushrooms growing on a log.
Mushrooms on a wood with a mat of white mycelium
Very strange red fungi growing out of fallen wood.
Two mushrooms growing in the shelter of a tree trunk.
Mushrooms growing in the crack between the bark and stump of a tree.
Young mushrooms growing from a rotting log.
Almost translucent mushroom growing in local woodland.
Ghostly, transparent mushroom gills on wood.

Want to see more of my mushroom and fungi photos?

Mushroom and fungi photos page 1

Mushroom and fungi photos page 2

Mushroom and fungi photos page 4

Mushroom and fungi photos page 5

Mushroom and fungi photos page 6

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Mycelium… the underground network that connects and supports all life.

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A beginner’s guide to wild mushroom foraging in the woods.

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