Page 5 my photos of mushrooms and fungi – and a lesson in noticing the natural world.

Plenty of mushrooms and fungi can be found in woodland like this

Before I started looking carefully for mushrooms and fungi, I never saw any. 

I spent decades walking through woods and parkland, and simply didn’t notice this entire kingdom of organisms.

Today, I can spot a mushroom or fungal growth the size of a dime at about 15 feet. Give or take.

It’s amazing what you don’t see when you’re unaware. And how much you can see when you know what you’re looking for.

And as I hope you can tell from my photos, the variety of fungi that can be found in a small area of woodland is extraordinary.

Enjoy!

A fully mature mushroom out in the open in the grass
Blue colored mushrooms at different stages of maturity
Almost certainly Dead Man's Fingers fungi
Young orange mushrooms growing up through dead leaves.
Mushrooms growing from the rotting wood of a fallen tree
Orange Jelly fungus on a fallen tree.
Small mushrooms growing up through the grass
These look to me like Dryad's Saddle mushrooms.

More mushroom and fungi photos…

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