Thursday, September 6, 2012

(Some of) The mushrooms of Medlock Park

Seems the rains and weather have made for a perfect combination and our local fungi are fruiting madly.

These photos were taken around Medlock Park in the last few months, unless noted. Alas, no information is available as to common name or species but if we have mycologists in the audience, please help identify them and your name will be added in lights (well, pixels anyway).

July 2011
August 2012
August 2012
August  2012
August 2012
September 2012
September 2012
September 2012, with bonus fly.
September  2012
September 2012

This one's too cheerful and cartoon-like to not share. It did not fruit in the Medlock neighborhood but was in walking distance:

August 2012, Clairmont Campus of Emory University

The next three were taken at the Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve:

September 2003
October 2003
November 2003

More 'hood 'shrooms...

October 9, 2009
October  2009
Dog stinkhorn, April 2015. 
And then for the trick question:

September  2003
At first look, one might take these ghostly apparitions for mushrooms, but this is
actually a plant, Monotropa uniflora, a.k.a. Indian pipe or ghost plant.
Lacking chlorophyll, it feeds off under grown fungi (not photographed).