Category Archives: Botany

Big laughing gym at Seal Bay

From an email by Jocie to the Botany Group on October 24. There are some spectacular displays of “big laughing gym”, also known as “western jumbo gym” (Gymnopilus ventricosus) at Seal Bay Park. You can find it about 3/4 of … Continue reading

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Lobsters and corals

From an email by Jocie to the Botany Group on October 23. Lobsters & corals bring to mind sea creatures, but these are actually just strange, exotic-looking fungi! My Mom, Betty, and I were having a great time looking at … Continue reading

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Greens, blues and purples (Alison’s fungi notes, part 3)

Note by Alison M. to the Botany Group, distributed by Jocie on October 20. Notes on shades of green, blue and purple in gilled mushrooms Still in the category of gilled shrooms, shades of greens and blues are not commonly found … Continue reading

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Coral fungi

From an email by Jocie to the Botany Group on October 17. There are many coral fungi fruiting just now…this is a strangely beautiful group of fungi, often arising mysteriously from the forest duff. Amazing! Corals, often in the genera Ramaria or Clavulina, are characterized … Continue reading

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