The sudden appearance of mushrooms after a summer rain is one of the more impressive spectacles of the plant world. (John Tyler Bonner)

These popped up overnight in our garden.

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7 thoughts on “A sudden appearance

  1. So many varieties! Since we moved to our farm 7 years ago, I have learned the birds, the plants, and many of the insects, but I have still not learned the fungi! I even have a friend who is a fungus specialist, and I have gone on 3 fungus walks with her, but the information doesn’t stick in my head. It’s like going to a planetarium — I learn so much while I am there but forget it before I go stargazing again. One of these days I will need to make a more disciplined study!

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    1. I have no idea about fungi. When my cousin in Illinois saw these photos she asked if any of the fungi were edible. LOL I have no idea. I would guess they’re all poisonous. In Illinois you can go out into the woods and collect morrel mushrooms and bring them home, cook them, and eat them.

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      1. According to my friend and the book on Texas mushrooms that I have, a lot of different ones are edible. But I have not been brave enough to try any! I am more interested in them as a source of dye — I know it can be done, but I don’t know any details of the process.

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