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Monday, October 5, 2009

~~~ A Hike in the Woods & Schrooms~~~

It has been a busy week for us watching our granddaughters and taking care of things that needed to be taken care of. I wanted to post our last hike in the woods of the Boston Mountains up in the Ozarks. I have been curious about all the mushrooms we see when hiking so I bought a little cheat sheet of mushrooms... Now I will say I still have no idea which are edible and those that are not so I am not brave enough to pick them... I want to learn more about the different mushrooms but I will admit I am a scardy cat when deciding yes the are edible or NO they are poisonous! Here I will try to tell you what we saw and if I am wrong please let me know...
Ralph making his way through the trail & Spindle Coral Mushroom (edible)

Beautiful trees in the woods

Emetic Russula (poisonous) which I think looks like a plum tomatoe when closed &
more Spindle Coral. Isn't it really beautiful

A view of the lake & a King Bolete (Choice edible)

False Chanterelle (edible) & a beautiful air plant at the base of tree

Not sure what this is growing on the log & a cute little trail turtle

Caesar's Mushroom (edible) & a small creek with barely any water

Now don't take my word for it... I really am not sure and would not eat any of them...
Go outside and enjoy nature!
Until Later
Hugs And Kisses


Jerry and Suzy said...

Donna, such delightful pictures - that turtle looks as if he's plodding along saying, "Just leave me alone, I'm doing fine, slow but sure!"

We're with you, would never pick and eat any fungus we found in the forest! That spindle coral looks like shrooms we've seen in Chinese cooking, but ... no touchie, no eatie!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

What a neat, and unusual post. Very enjoyable...just wishin' that we were doing that walk through the woods as well!

SmilingSally said...

I've never seen mushrooms like these. How fascinating!

When do you turn toward home?

Happytrails said...

What a beautiful place!! I must admit I have never seen that many mushrooms and how interesting they were!!
Have fun and enjoy! Thanks for the lesson on mushrooms!


Rick said...

Great pics of the mushrooms, Donna. I wouldn't touch a mushroom I found out in the forest either. I'm sure some of them are o.k., but I wouldn't have a clue!

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Donna, thanks for checking out my video post, I still can't believe I did that!lol...I'm glad to know about these mushrooms. I've never seen those bright red ones before. We had some wierd yellow spongy looking mushrooms growing in our flower beds recently. They were kind of gross. We went to Lake Fort Smith this spring, we keep saying we're going to camp there soon before it gets to cold. The fall festival is this coming weekend!! I hope it's nice weather... Kristen

Renee said...

I sure would love to go hiking through those woods. They're gorgeous! Have a wonderful week.

Love Bears All Things said...

I've read about the Chanterelle but wasn't sure what they looked like.

Once, years ago, a man that Honey Bear worked with, took him mushroom hunting. Something they apparently did annually. Well, he brought home a basketful and I made mushroom soup for him out of a few. the rest I left on the counter. The next day maggots had hatched out and the basket was crawling with them. Made us quite sick to realize what we'd eaten the night before.
Mama Bear

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Mushrooms are interesting and we have them in our park in the woods, but I don't know enough about the different ones to feel comfortable eating them. I just buy them at the store. One day I will try to learn more. I still have many things to learn!

Shelia said...

Hi Donna!
What a lovely place. I love looking at mushrooms! Look at that turtle! You take care and it's so good to hear from you!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Justine said...

Ooh, what a beautiful trail that was, Donna!!!!!! I'm with you. Looking at those pretty mushrooms is one thing. Trusting myself to know which ones to pick and eat is definitely another! I'll leave that up to someone else!

Justine :o )

Dawn Fine said...


fun looking at your mushrooms..

The first mushroom is a coral mushroom.
wow those red ones r very cool! have never seen those before...

It looks like you have a Bolete..but doesnt look like king..not quite sure which one.

I dont know about the ID of the other mushrooms..
.i would have to look in some books..but
i did google the mushrooms you mentioned and some look different than the pictures I found.
What book are you using for ID?
I like All the rain promises and more by David Arora
here are some web sites..



Hootin' Anni said...

These photos are amazing! So many different mushrooms!! And that turtle...how the heck did he get in there? Y'know, he has the same shaped topping as the 'rooms!!


[I will be back Monday to leave a comment for you. I'm working on something...I'll tell you about it on Monday! LOL]

Margie M. said...

Sure enjoyed my walk in the woods with you. Great pics of the mushrooms, even if you didn't choose any to eat!

Have a great time in the great outdoors.

Tootsie said...

oh this is my favorite so far!!! a turtle!!! those mushrooms are sensational!!! thanks for taking me with you again!

Diana said...

Very interesting! Love all the different kinds, but the Spindle Coral is incredible.

The Berry's Patch said...

Wow, are you sure you can eat those mushrooms? I've never seen anything like them. I love the picture of the turtle. My kids would be in hog heaven if they found a turtle out on a path. Of course, I would have to go to great lengths to explain why we couldn't keep him. :-)

Hootin' Anni said...

I just had to stop by again, even tho you haven't posted a new post...

I wanted to say "Thank you" for all your positive and sweet comments this week!!!

Tootsie said...

I was browsing thru my seed site today...and thought of you. I came across mushroom kits!!! however...they were not as pretty as these...I just adore the one that looks spindley

Hootin' Anni said...

I'm back. LOL

Just wanted you to know that I finally posted the special award that I'm passing on to you...

Click HERE

Bridget said...

That's quite a variety. We used to get some unusual mushrooms in our garden when we lived up north but I would never eat anything I found in the wild even if I was 99.9% sure it was safe. Stick to the good old grocery store variety!

a quiet life said...

as a huge gardener i am still way to chicken to eat wild mushrooms in case i make a major mistake, not worth dying over, but if it was wild chocolate, well thats another story!

Speedy said...

Great nature photos! Thanks for taking me along with you.

Get your mamogram & check up today... Early detection saved my life....


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