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Thursday, November 18, 2010
Cold and wet outside. Cozy by the fire, watching Cinderella with baby who has a cold :(. Looking through The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms trying to identify some of the mushrooms I took pictures of the other day. Not so easy even with shaggy stems and purple colors. There are things you can narrow down with like season and what wood they like to feed off of or not. The little ones in the lower photo like to grow on Fir tree cones. I think there might be one rotting under the needles in the photo. First step is to look at the gills and how they hook to the stem. The last step is to take a spore pattern which you can do by leaving on a sheet of paper overnight. Fun to try to figure them out. Snow level coming down. We will see here soon, but not supposed to stick.