August fungi

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Hola, setero! Happy Fungi Friday to you!

Today I want to share a lot of fresh mushroom impressions from the last week, which happened to be quite intense. I made a week long trip back to the city to repir my broken camera (now my Canon 5D is operational again!) and during my absense, a very hot weather came to my place after heavy rains - nothing better for the fungi to grow. And, indeed, they started to grow a lot! Leccinus, Boleto, Redheads, Oysters started to appear, and -- the most pleasant surprise -- a lot of Amanitas. I've got a real plantation on my hands to shoot!

I am taking a huge amount of shots which I cannot even sort out, not speaking about processing, developing and shaping into posts. But the ones who follow me might notice I didnt post recently anything except mushrooms :P

So, lets start the excursion.
Best edible shrooms go 1st.





At the other spot I discovered a little family of 3 little medium-sized Boletos. These are first Readheads I found this hunting season.


Porcini mushrooms. About 15-20 appeared at our place, growing around the old oak tree. I didnt walk to the forest to find them! Back in 2019, we pick up only one Porcini shroom there, and now almost 20. Does it mean the micelium is maturing and became capable of growing more bodies? Or such a wonderful harvest should be explained by the coincidence of favorable factors (i.e. water + heat)? .. Will see how it will turn in year 2021.


Lactarius deliciosus (in Russian: Рыжик) is the 1st grade edible mushroom that can be consumed fresh, as is, without any cooking! Up to date, I've found only three little mushrooms in 3 different spots... which means it is time, and they really want to arrive, but the conditions dont benefit that...

You probably will laugh at me, I but I periodically go with a can and water certain places where I see good mushrooms, in the expectation that this will invigorate the mycelium, and help to grow this mushroom and subsequent ones...


Same thing with Lactarius necator, milk mushroom (in Russian: Груздь чёрный). I know two areas where its mycelium sleeps; I checked both, and found only one mushroom so far (the milk mushroom grows from mid-June to early October). Obviously, there already should be mushrooms, and the reason for their absence is probably, again, the unfavorable conditions.


Tree fungi on a spruce deadwood.


Leccinus sp. After I noticed this handsome fella and spent with him 2 minutes on my knees, it turned out there was a close company here: a flock of tree mushrooms on the back of the stump, and a tiny Redhead Boleto baby (it didnt blossom into smth bigger eventually just dried up: no water -- no life..).



Amanita muscaria! A deadly, toxic, unedible shroom... some folks do have a great medical use of it! It is not as bad as one can think. Yes, it contains toxins, but at it has an antidote the same time, too. The best-looking amanitas grow under the birch trees, and these appeared exactly under the birch. I found as much as 17 amanitas at the small spot, just about 2-3 square metres. Most of them are small and just started growing, like this little baby.


Little toad on a toadstool -- thats the classics!

Since I obtained macro lens, this is the first time I've encountered a fly agaric. So ... I made some solid stocks :)


Hope you enjoyed these captures... its a really marvelous, picturesque, foto-friendly mushroom. By the way! are you in the know that Amanitas that grow under the birches, are getting the most fancy outlook? Strange, but fact! All of those appeared exactly at the birch location. Lucky me!

There also appeared another Amanita specie at my place -- Amanita phalloides. I think I should round my post by now, and these amanitas (not so spectacular) will go for the next blogs. But here is just one pic for you.


Those appeared under the oak tree.
Now, its time to part ways, I wish you good luck -- and Good Hunting!

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Really nice photographs. I did not know that some mushrooms grow under the birch tree, thank you very much.

o! actually, mushrooms that we see is just a "fruiting body", the micellium itself grows underground, and it enters into symbiosis with tree roots (mycorrhiza). some mushrooms have a preference, they are more willing to enter into an alliance with a certain trees, others do not care which trees to grow with. it is known that birch forests rank first, and pine forests are second in the number of mushrooms that can be found there. that is, mushrooms prefer primarily to grow in alliance with birches, or pines.


Thanks there I have learned something again, very interesting

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Interesting photographs, great variety of species and with gifts included, insect and amphibian, excellent combination. Thank you for sharing this neat work. Greetings from Venenzuela.

tnks! maybe its not a great variety of species, but a great variety of possible photos and cool images, agree. fungi give us such a possibility -- endless combinations and alterations, you never get bored portraying them.
tropical countries with hot climate and more moisture around, easily beat our northern biodivercity. I am sure Venezuelian forest must have more weird and intresting mushrooms. at least, the pictures I am seing from philippines and Indonesia... them simply make me salivating, hehe :P


Haha the little toad, they love hanging around shrooms. Those redhead boletes look amazing.

I couldnt but agree with you! awesome fellas!
Dont lol at me, but -- when I found them, they were very small. I masked them with moss and aspen leaves, sprinkled abit with water, so that nobody will discover and crop them before I could take pics of a bigger awesome fellas, instead of a tiny infants... well, it worked! and I cropped them myself :P

Hahah I've done that same thing with Chicken of the Woods. Gotta hide it from other mushroom hunters.

so, nothing to lol at. rivalry!


The problem is when you meet other mushroom hunters in the woods and there are morels around, then you kind of eye eachother and see who is the fastest.

oh! when it comes to morels, I afraid that aforesaid tactic is no-go... if you hide smth like morel, under leaves... you will not be able to find it, thats for sure :P

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It's so beautiful, beautiful mushroom pictures, when you take it in a dark place like this, the mushroom pictures look perfect, thank you very much for sharing a very special picture for us here, my brother ,,

glaD you enjoyed them. (I spent a lot of time editing it, taking pic in a dark place with no light ... do not benefit to the macro photo, in my opinion). I love your captures a lot, too. seems your place is rich with very weird shrooms -- not like the ones we have here, in the north. Let me look forward for your future posts!
ps. i've assigned you the role 'member' in the FL community. that doesnt mean anything, but I hope you will be pleased! (I also plan to make a badge, but I have to figure out yet how those things work here at Hive!)

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доброе слово всякому приятно! а уж когда оно вместе с апвоутом, ииии! ну, и трачу время на обработку, делаю красивое еще красивее...

особенно понравилась лягушка на грибе.
Никогда не встречал такое в жизни.

ну, у грибов часто бывает мошкаа всякая, на шляпки присесть любит. а лягухи тут как тут, в засаде сидят пропитание караулят. она там конечно не купалась :)

I think the best post of today which I have seen in my feed. The toad stool shot is real classic :D .. How long did it took you to take that?

Good work and reblogged!

good photos, greetings.

heja! greetings from cold Russia to you, too.