Sunday, January 17, 2010
These small and smaller mushrooms were fruiting under a huge douglas fir at Howarth Park. The larger one is called Tricholoma myomyces and fruits in little groups, pretty regularly, every year around this tree. This one was only 4.5cm (2 inches). It's mouse brown cap blends in very well and makes it very easy to overlook if you don't know to look for it. The small white mushrooms are probably some kind of Marasmius and are easily found sprouting up in the woods right after it rains.