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About Gillian

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    London, Ontario, Canada
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    hot glass, foraging, fibre arts, mixed media

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  1. Ah, yes, that does look like them! Thanks once again Dave!
  2. I took these pictures yesterday and today...4-5mm scaly orange "cap" mushrooms growing in my garden mulch, and didn't even look at the photos until today. What I didn't realize yesterday (old 58 y.o. eyes) was that these also had cups with "eggs" in them! From MushroomExpert I have gleaned that they are likely a species of Cyathus...any ideas which one? I haven't tried a spore print or looking at them under the microscope...they are so tiny! The first picture is from yesterday...orange scaly caps at the top are still quite robust. The second picture is from this morning, the caps are starting to degrade and expose the "eggs". I'm also wondering if the smaller, bright orange stalked are even the same species? Isn't nature amazing???
  3. That sounds interesting too. I presume you would blanch it whole, then slice it? Here's another one that's coming along really well...it was just a button 5 days ago.
  4. I've been watching this Dryad's Saddle for a couple of days. We had lots of rain this weekend and now lovely mild temperatures. This one is for supper!
  5. Rest assured no picking, just photographs. Killarney is my favourite park in Ontario...we've visited many times. Canoeing, hiking, camping....love it! Thanks Dave! I'll consult my field guide to look up some of those Genera. I realized that Monotropa uniflora was in there...not a fungus but I didn't know that in 2008. If you ever travel up to Ontario Killarney is definitely worth a visit in the summer (haven't been in the winter).
  6. Since most of the ID activity is in this thread I thought I'd ask for some help over here, even though the main posting with all the pictures is in the other thread. They are photos from a hike we did in 2008 (I know, ten years ago!) but there were soooooo many different varieties of mushrooms and fungus that we took many photos. It was before I developed my current keen interest in Mycology but I've always enjoyed taking pictures of mushrooms as we hike. If anyone wants to have a look and ID some of them I'd add labels to the photos. I can see Oyster mushrooms and an Amanita muscaria. Lots of others I don't know. Thanks for helping out!
  7. "Killarney Provincial Park straddles the boundary between a belt of gneiss (pronounced “nice”) that underlies the cottage country of Muskoka and Georgian Bay and a belt of deformed sedimentary rocks (sandstones and siltstones) to the northwest. In Killarney Provincial Park, a band of granite occurs along this geological boundary and these pink rocks are featured along the Highway 637 corridor northeast of the town of Killarney. Northwest of the highway corridor, along the canoe routes and hiking trails of Killarney Provincial Park, are the sedimentary rocks that include the white quartzite mountains that have made the park famous." Killarney Provincial Park We were hiking the Granite Ridge Trail in August, 2008 and took these pictures. I had no idea what kinds of mushrooms there were, just that there were a lot, and such variety. This was one hike on one trail! Oh...I wish I could turn back the clock and go gathering!! We made a Powerpoint presentation of our trip and called this section: "Fungal Interlude".
  8. Looks like a species of Pleurotus to me. I've heard that they can get quite invasive indoors.
  9. These very conspicuous fungi are growing in crevices on living trees...both maples I believe. I think they are the same species (maybe not) and obviously perennials. Polypores...very tough/hard, blackened on the tops. They don't have white rims at all, or varnish, like a conk. The first three pics are from one tree, the last three pics (sorry for the last two being so dark) are from a second tree, separated by ~25 miles.
  10. I harvested a bunch of Late Fall Oysters that were covered in snow three days ago! Good Canadian...put them in a Tim Horton's bag, LOL. Yum! Gillian
  11. Yes, wonderful find on hikes on the West Coast...always a pleasure to see. I grew up knowing them as Indian Pipe. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monotropa_uniflora ETA: We saw some this summer hiking just below treeline in Yoho National Park. They always make me smile.
  12. I tried to get pictures through my ocular lens...spores and basidia. There are a couple which show the sterigmata really well! My skills need a lot of development though...
  13. Here's a cross-sectional view...I haven't been able to come up with any Congo Red from the Pathology Dept. I can buy it online but it's $275.00.
  14. Sorry, I was saying that I thought they might be Tricholomas. I looked at the Mycena griseoviridis but they look more delicate than these. I just got a new microscope and might see if I can look at the spores and gill surface.
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