Sunday, August 6, 2017

Mushroom Hunters, What Do You Think?

Because this is the fourth wettest rainy season on record here, we are seeing things we've never seen before. Weeds are leaping up to the size of small trees within weeks. Our desert world is green--not just in the irrigated valley, but up on the dry mesas as well. 

And we are seeing these fungi all over the place. Can anyone tell me what they are? I don't have any photos to show what they look like one day before these pictures were taken, but the smaller version has a pointier cap shape. The second day they spread out like this. 

Our suspicious-looking chickens can provide some sense of scale in this last photo. Mushroom hunters, what do you think we have growing here?


Jean (aka Auntie Bucksnort) said...

Chlorophyllum Massee?

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I am no help with mushroom ID (only all I know is that I wouldn't eat them) it really has been wet!

Margie's Musings said...

They may be toadstools. And Sallie is right. I wouldn't eat them. They may be poisonous. Some are..

clairz said...

Ha! I wouldn't chance eating them. I was more concerned that my chickens might reach through the fence for a snack. However, they seem to know what to eat and what not to eat. That scraggly-looking yard is all mowed now and the fungi are long gone, whatever they were.