Mid-Winter Fungus Foray
Filoli Center, January 2001
|A knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide, like Filoli Nature Docent Bill Freedman, adds to the enjoyment of a mushroom foray. Colorful mushrooms, like the Candy Caps on the left, favor sheltered forest areas. While Oyster mushrooms, on the right, favor tree trunks and logs.|
|A group of "LBOs" (little brown ones).|
to recognize key mushroom traits helps with identification.
On the left, a colorful "Slippery Jack"; on the right, a pair of mauve-tinged Blewits.
|Favoring the forest floor, the Common Brown Cup can grow quite large.|
|Bill encourages the use of a magnifying glass to fully appreciate complex fungus types. "Turbin Caps" completely curl up as they spore until they resemble little turbans.|
|This beautiful "marmalade" cat accompanied us for a while.|
|Our foray group enjoyed the hushed solitude of the Filoli gardens in winter.|
|A tiny mushroom reaches for the light among decaying leaves on the forest floor.|
winter, these deer bones and antlers provide much needed calcium for mice
and other woodland creatures. They will be nibbled alway completely by summer.
|Fairy Rings can be found annually in ever-widening circles.|
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