Thursday, December 20, 2012

Red Car Canyon: Fungus Frenzy Continues

Photo: Diane Edwardson, December 17, 2012.  This large mushroom is a good 8" wide.  (Click on photos to enlarge.)
Photo: Diane. Edwardson, December 17, 2012.  Same mushroom, opposite angle.  Looks like a Polypore mushroom - don't ask me which species.
Each mushroom we've found this week is completely different.  They are fascinating and fun to photograph.  We've got at least two more to run this week. 
Disclaimer: The Corralitas Red Car Property Blog prefers to quote reliable sources, such as CalFlora and California Poison Control, on the issue of toxicity. MykoWeb is the resource everyone seems to refer to for mushrooms. The Los Angeles Mycological Society has a recommended reading list.
We often get email suggesting some plants are edible. If you are eating your way through the Red Car Property, we DO NOT recommend you eat any plant you find in the Red Car Property neighborhood without first doing your own research.