From an email by Jocie distributed to the Botany Group on November 12. Click a photo to enlarge it.
Some fungi are appearing, though so scarce compared to a “typical year”—whatever that is! Here are a few photos sent in by Douglas P. and Kim D.
- The classic fly agaric (Amanita muscaria) from Douglas’s yard in east Courtenay. One of the most iconic mushrooms, with good reason!
- Rounded earth stars (Geastrum saccatum). This is truly one of the strangest fungi around…it looks like a miniature plastic rocket launcher. Kim found these on a walk to the Morrison Creek Headwaters with the CV Land Trust. We’ll explore this area with the botany group sometime.
- The fir-cone mushroom (Strobilurus trullisatus) is turning up everywhere right now, look out for it on Douglas-fir cones.