Hi, everyone! I'm new to the fern/fungi forum but today as I was walking around in the wooded part of our property, I was astonished to see so many colorful mushrooms. I'm not quite sure why so many variations would pop up in such a small area, other than it's sort of a forest floor setting so it's obviously fungi-friendly.
Any ideas on what any of these are? I'm only posting a few of at least a dozen wildly different-looking mushrooms. I'm curious to know what they are, but more importantly, am wondering how many of these could be poisonous... I have three curious pups who have free run of the property, and I cringe to think of them eating one of these enticing-looking things.
MrsJohnnyG; I'm not a mushroom person (except for hunting and eating morrells in So Indiana as a kid). I've lived lots of places and always been an outdoors walker and hiker, and I have NEVER EVER seen a blue mushroom before. Love it...whatever it is. Will do some research. ChuLin
Hi, I wanted to tell you that I found a site on the web that looks very promising for identifying mushrooms, although I have not had time to explore it yet. It is Rogersmushrooms.com. You might want to look at this and see if you can identify any of your...especially the blue one! Hope this will help. ChuLin
Years ago when mushroom hunting I found a large patch of Cortinarius mushrooms that ranged in color from power-blue to a gorgeous lavender. Took my breath away. Several Cortinarius species can be blue, you might check them out. I don't believe they are poisonous, but they're not known to be good edibles either.
The 4th one you posted looks like it could be a bolete - did you happen to look underneath it, did it have a gilled cap or little pores? Some boletes are choice edibles, but a few are poisonous.