Ah, mushroom season is upon us at last!!!!!
Here are some recent finds from Barlow Pass, Washington (On Mountain Loop Hwy, ~2 hours north of Seattle).
Starting with the cutest: Pseudohydum gelatinosum, a clear, jiggly little fungus with spines instead of gills.
Hygrophoropsis olida, a small, pink, funnel shaped fungus that smells incredibly sweet like SweetTarts or grape soda!
Hygrophoropsis ferruginea (below left) and Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca (below right)
Mycena aurantiodisca, center of cap is almost red-orange fading to orange, yellow, and white. Gills are white.
Ganoderma oregonensis, a polypore with a distinct red lacquer/varnish appearance.
Lactarius olympianus, like Lactarius deliciousus group, but with white latex instead of orange lates (see photo)
Hericium abieties, a (delicious) tooth fungus that looks like icicles. It grows from fallen and cut logs. Last year we had a feast of these!
Gomphus floccosus, (below) not as scaly as it can be:
Gomphus kauffmanii, (below) light colored - not orange. Very scaly; long curving scales forming a rosette in the cap depression.
Chalciporus piperatus, will dye orange :)
Nidula candida, bird nest fungi! I never get tired of these!
Pleurocybella porrigens, Angel Wings:
Clitocybe connata, likes disturbed sites like roads, trails, ski slopes:
Pholiota flammans, will give a yellow dye!
Boletus zelleri, will give a yellow dye, I tried it last year.
Rozites, or Cortinarius caperatus, an edible Cortinarius:
Craterellus tubaeformis, and edible chanterelle-like mushrooms with wrinkles instead of gills.
Whew, that's all of them.
I like to keep species lists from collecting trips. It helps me memorize the fungi and remember what I can expect to find at a certain location and time of year.