Friday, October 23, 2009

Mushrooms anyone?

The first photo was taken when we were down to Nashville, Indiana a while back.
These last three pictures were taken just a week or so ago, in a county north of here.
They are all growing around just one stump....
I had so thought they were chicken mushrooms till I got close enough to see the gills. I have not tried to identify them other than that. The gills told me they weren't what I wanted. Chicken mushrooms are polypores. For one thing, they don't have gills. (Read more about polypores in the previous link.) They are porous on the underside. When torn apart, they tear very similar to a chicken breast, and when fried have a light chicken taste. We have only had them a couple times, years ago.

8 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

Interesting 'shrooms. are these edible?
This seems to be the year of the mushroom. Odd looking ones here too. MB

I like the pics in the previous post. MB

Your EG Tour Guide said...

You know way more about mushrooms than do, Rose. I'm too afraid to eat any wild ones I find. But we do have many Eastern Europeans in our area that scour the forests for them. This year I've seen very few mushrooms as someone else seems to have collected them before I could capture them with my lens.

Deborah Godin said...

Nice color, but I'd wonder if that means "dont' eat" the way it does with monarch butterflies!

don said...

It's amazing how prolific they are. I like the color very much. I'd be afraid I'd mis-identify them and eat the wrong ones!

SquirrelQueen said...

I like how they seem to cascade down the tree in the first photo. Great captures. Also I have learned something about polypores, thanks for the information.
Judy

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Rose: Nice captures of the wild mushrooms. They are growing in the right palce but you always have to be sure.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I love chicken of the woods--I wonder if these edible too! Nice capture.

George said...

These are beautiful golden mushrooms. I don't think I've ever had chicken mushrooms.

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