Monday, November 19, 2007

Mushroom forest

This time of year, mushrooms pretty much take over the world in northern California. As the air gets damper, they spring seemingly out of nowhere, everywhere you look. Hiking in Point Reyes yesterday, I took dozens of pictures of mushrooms. Everything from this colony of miniature mushrooms to otherworldly pictures of the undersides of some massive red mushroom I don't know the name of. Last winter I saw dozens of mushroom hunters searching for edible mushrooms in the underbrush. I think I'll leave that to the experts, though -- I can't even seem to figure out what the little guys above are called from the perfectly good pictures I've found online. :-)

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