29 September 2011

Mushroom Season - Help Me Identify the Mushroom - Part 3

It is mushroom season. I can tell that by the YELLOW LEAVES that lend their golden glow to the background of my photos. The playful wind that brushed the grass is now adding autumn flare to my hair and I get up from the ground after another mushroom photo session with a tiara of leaves and needles.

The fresh air cannot keep the mushrooms alive anymore and with the end of September comes the end of Mushroom Season.

For a third 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.

Here and here you can see the mushroom photos from the previous two weeks.

Are we going to play the game for the last time this season?
Here is the third 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 found a nice assortment.I'm afraid I know nothing about mushrooms...can't help with the ID.

  2. I know the last one only, a psilocybin. We have forests of them here. They're the psychedelic ones.

    All your photos are beautiful, and it's great to meet you.

  3. I am pretty sure the last one is Fly Agaric here is the wikipedia article about it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amanita_muscaria

    please, don't eat it! :)

  4. As always beautiful photos Sonya. It makes me want to start a mushroom photo collage!!

  5. I am no mushroom expert, but I find them fascinating! Great photos !

    I'm your newest follower - found you on BloggingBuddies :)

    <3 Erin

  6. I don't know any of them, but do know none are edible!

  7. Lovely collection, I have enjoyed the mushroom "series":) The last one reminds me of some fairy tale stool:):) Can't hardly wait for your photos of Fall in your part of the world Sonya:)

  8. I don't know the first thing about mushrooms, but these are spotless!

    Although I must say, I never saw a psilocybin mushroom that looked like that last one (they tend to look more like #4)

    There, my contribution!

  9. Oh boy! if I say I think I've seen all these in my Romanian forests and studied them all in college then all that remains is to find the time to determine what is what!:))And I will this weekend, if I find time..
    Magda ᵔᴥᵔ

  10. Those are all amazing! We don't anything but the plan ol'brown ones here. Love looking at your photos!

  11. Wow!
    Just when I thought they couldn't get any better!

    These are so beautiful!!

  12. Such gorgeous photography!

  13. Oh my goodness, what fabulous mushrooms you've found... I just love your photos of them, especially the seventh one down. (So cute!!) Unfortunately, I don't know the names of any mushrooms... but I can't wait to see your mushroom series! :D

  14. You have so many different kinds!!