Dryad Saddle
Polyporus Squamosus growing on a tree stump.

My interest in the fungi in the forest surrounding my garden is in their contribution to our ecosystem. They also sprout directly into the garden and the compost piles.

For identification, I rely on Seek by iNaturalist, reference books, and web searches.

Syzygites megalocarpus

Found this parasitic fuzzy mold on a mushroom that sprouted at the base of beech and maple trees. Also nearby, an old northern oak is slowly dying.

Golden Pholiata
Golden Scalycap

Slippery Jack
Suillus luteus

 Identification with the help of the Seek app by iNaturalist.

By Joanne McKinnon

Indie author and publisher. Artist and gardener.

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