Just like magic they erupt out of the ground sometimes over 1 foot high like this Brown Trich found along the road to White Chuck Ridge. This stately mushroom will grow for almost 1 month then disappear with hardly a trace.
The Turkey Tail mushroom is a polypore with a spongy underside. It likes to grow on the old stumps and logs. Each mushroom grows out like a colorful fan. Several polypores last all year and grow each season along their outer edge.
This whimsical polypore is following a tree root as it grows. This mushroom is several years old, the darker color is old and the whitish color is newer growth.
Celebrate the rainbow colors of autumn when you explore the mysterious world of mushrooms. The Amanita mushrooms are the classic fairy tale mushroom you see in story books. This mushroom is one of the most beautiful and most poisonous in the woods. The cap of this magnificent mushroom can often be seen from a distance along roads with a cap that can grow up to 10 inches across.
Mushrooms begin to appear in profusion in September. By mid-November to late November the hard frost will hit the area and winters snow is not far behind. The mushrooms magically disappear just as once they seemed to appear carpeting the forest floor.