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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Dec 5, 2012 10:26 PM CST
Its December and I'm seeing mushrooms everywhere...but nothing like these beauties, 6 or more inches across and vibrantly colored...don't know what they are, can't imagine they're that rare. I did think they were fake at first Smiling
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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Dec 5, 2012 11:56 PM CST
Those are some crazy looking mushrooms. I've have been seeing mushrooms too while walking the dogs, more than usual. Nothing like those just brown.
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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Dec 5, 2012 11:59 PM CST
Aren't these crazy! I've sent an email to a couple 'mycologist' friends of mine to get an ID. It hasn't felt quite that wet here this year, but maybe it has (for mushrooms to be growing so numerously) maybe its the mix of wet days and then warmer dry days
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Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
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RickCorey
Dec 6, 2012 6:41 PM CST
I saw my first msuhroom in this yard after around 4 years. Just one modest light brown umbrella shape growing in the oldest end of my compost heap.
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Dec 6, 2012 7:00 PM CST
Big Grin @ Rick Aren't these guys crazy! I saw another like it today, only not as large (it was the same type just smaller) Smiling
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Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
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RickCorey
Dec 10, 2012 5:14 PM CST
Yours have a lot more character and color than mine.

Yours look like they're celebrating the passage of Prop. 502!
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Dec 11, 2012 5:54 PM CST
Big Grin
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Jan 1, 2013 5:53 PM CST
They're beautiful, but don't they look as though they would be evilly (is this a word?)..lol.. poisonous?...
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Jan 1, 2013 6:19 PM CST
Sherry, they totally do!! I never did find out what they are! (but I've seen many this year, after having not seen them before...curious!)
Happy New Year to you!
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
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wcgypsy
Jan 1, 2013 6:31 PM CST
We get mushrooms here, but they're just your run of the mill 'shrooms. Those, however...I think I'd be tempted to go out at night with a flashlight, sneak up and see who or what may visit them, or dance around them...

I envy those who are knowledgeable enough to go harvesting wild 'shrooms. when we lived in Washington, there was a lot of 'shroom hunting, when we lived in Iowa there was a lot and when we lived in NorCal, we had an old gypsy lady neighbor who would go gather 'shrooms in the hill pastures by us. I would never be tempted to collect my own...and I know I'd never eat one of those beauties you have there....lol..
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Jan 1, 2013 9:49 PM CST
In my youth I worked at the University of Washington and had occasion to meet/work with Dr. Art Kruckeberg (a local botanist who has authored several books and has a native garden he opens up to the public a couple times a year, very very nice man). Anyway, back about 40 years, he had a giant oversized notebook of photo slides of native mushrooms. I was amazed at the sheer volume of them and at such diversity. I remember thinking at the time one would have to be very knowledgeable about fungi to safely ingest them. I'm OK with the morelles, but that's about it for my shroom gathering.
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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Jan 1, 2013 11:13 PM CST
I agree There are many types around here!! I have several friends who go out especially in the fall, according to them, once you know what to look for and you're out looking for that specific thing, its easy...I wouldn't trust myself until I really knew! Thumbs up
Sherry, I was walking by this yard, when I saw these, I'd walked by and had to turn around because they were so magical looking, and maybe can't tell from photos but the one group is almost in a "ring" Smiling
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
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wcgypsy
Jan 1, 2013 11:19 PM CST
I'd go back and try to get a look at the people who live there.....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Jan 1, 2013 11:28 PM CST
See if they're eyes look funny?? Hilarious!
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Jan 1, 2013 11:56 PM CST
I don't know...Addams Family?
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Dick Strever
No.Calif amongst the Redwoods
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Strever
Jan 6, 2013 2:27 PM CST
those sure look a lot like the hallucinating Amanita we have here

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just found the largest Orangepeel i have seen to date, about 5" dia

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Sherry
if you do come to this part of the world ?
holler and we can bug rebeccanne who just lives a few miles up the road
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Jan 6, 2013 3:05 PM CST
lol...I was going to respond to your salvias post with just that in mind....Becca and I think we could have a lot of fun and probably get into a lot of trouble. too. Considering Crescent City where I could go wild with my love of hydrangeas and maybe shrub fuchsias. we were ready to list the house then I had to have some surgery...we're working back up to the idea of listing agasin, so we'll see.
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Jan 6, 2013 6:57 PM CST
Nice photos Dick, it does look similar, but the ones here didn't have white stems Big Grin Sherry, hope all is well Thumbs up
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Jan 6, 2013 7:06 PM CST
Thank you...all is well.....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
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RickCorey
Jan 28, 2015 6:05 PM CST
Greg @gg5,

Now that there is a "Fungi Forum", would you prefer to move this thread there?

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