Mushrooms

Orange Mushrooms

July 23, 2009
Orange Mushrooms

On a recent hike up Strickler Knob, we spotted these orange mushrooms. Update: These are Jack-O-Lantern mushrooms. It is poisonous in that it causes severe stomach upset. It’s scientific name is Omphalotus olearius. Thanks to Joe L. for the identification.

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Orange Fungi

February 20, 2009
Orange Fungi

I took this picture on a hike last fall up to Compton Peak in Shenandoah National Park.  Is it chicken of the woods? Note:  Make sure you know what you’re doing before eating any mushroom.  I am NOT a mycologist.

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