Fungi at the Thielke Arboretum

With all the rain we’ve been getting I’ve been discovering fungi everywhere I look. Before my recent fascination with mushrooms, I’d never even noticed that they’re all around me. Now that I’m on the lookout, wow. My own backyard, a walk into town, outside a friends house or on a neighbor’s front lawn - they’re everywhere.

In a completely natural environment, like the arboretum here in town, the variety seems endless. Here’s what I found on a short walk…


While hunting for these mushrooms, I took note of their color so that I could try to identify them once I got home. Since spore prints are sometimes important for accurate identification (I think especially for gilled mushrooms) I picked some that I found. For some reason unknown to me, however, my attempts to make spore prints from the caps were for the most part unsuccessful.

Fungi found at the Celery Farm in Allendale, NJ.

Fungi found at the Celery Farm in Allendale, NJ.

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