20 September 2011

Mushroom Season - Help Me Identify the Mushroom - Part 2

It is mushroom season. I can tell that by the MUD on my clothes after I take the photo and get up from the ground. It is wet. It starts to get chilly in the mornings but still there is sun and still I can walk around pretending it is summer.

The pine forest I live in is still full of amazing fairy-tale like mushrooms and I still don't know their names.

That is why, for a second week in a row I officially ask you, my readers, to help me identify the mushrooms I have photographed in the forest. I know that many of you know them, pick them, eat them, and even use them for dyeing fabrics! I believe this would be the only way for me to learn at least their names. Later on, I will attempt creating a Mushroom series, which will include your words and my photos - a kind of collective guest posting experience. Quite the collaboration and exactly what communities like ours are about! And since the works in my blog are shared under Creative Commons, you will be able to repost the series on your own blogs.

Last week, when I showed you these mushrooms Meeling from The Hairy Peach shared the link to Rogers Mushrooms, an amazing online encyclopedia of mushrooms which I am excited to read and learn from ever since. Thank you, Meeling!

So, what do you say, will you try again?
Here is the second batch of photos.

This post is part of the Through the Looking Glass project. Click here to see the rest of  the posts in the series.


  1. Your images are stunning! I love the first photo <3 Autumn is surely here.


  2. Sonya, I can just imagine you lying on the ground to take some of those cool shots:):) They are indeed stunning!

  3. Like the idea of a community based blogging session, but afraid I'll not join anything to do with mushrooms. They don't like me - those that are edible - and those that aren't, well they're nice to look at, but that's it!

    Good luck with your project though1

  4. Another set of wonderful photos. The mushrooms are so colorful and have great texture. It must be nice to live in a pine forest.
    Everyday Inspired

  5. This is fantastic! I LOVE mushrooms! And your pictures are great! Makes me feel like I'm on the hunt with you!

  6. Gorgeous pictures! I can almost smell the pine cones! :)

  7. You take the best mushroom photos ever!!

    I'd love to be on a walk with you...if nothing else to see how you contort yourself to get these up close and personal shots!!! ;-)

  8. These are so beautiful!!
    The red and white ones are always my favourite!

    You must live in a pretty magical forest!

  9. I just sprayed weed killer on something that looked like those in my back yard. I know nothing about gardening as you can tell!. Richard

  10. I have such a *THING* for mushrooms - as soon as I see them I am picturing the magical little town living underneath!