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Monday, August 18, 2008

Mushrooms Don't Fly


Like birds do - - -


They sit real still and let me take their picture. So THIS photo is clearer than my bird pictures. (There - - - NOW can you follow my reasoning?)


But what kind of mushrooms are these?

Later Addendum: I've been searching keys, nothing is EXACTLY right for these. The closest thing I can find is the Jack 'O Lantern Mushroom, Omphalotus olearius.

Mentor Prof, what do YOU think?

27 comments:

She sure is strange! said...

Ah, those would be the "roasted marshmallow" variety of mushrooms. Wouldn't they?

Molly

Keetha said...

Hey - - - good name. Only these are really orange - - - so orange I saw them from the house and went out onto the gold course to see what they were.

Keri said...

They're the ugly kind! And why would they fly?!?!

Jewel said...

oh the things that amuse you enough to blog about... ill be interested to keep reading when you're retired in 30 years!! =)

Keetha said...

The "don't fly" is in reference to the bird photos I try to take - - - they are never very clear because I can't get very close to them.

Gerson y Betsy said...

Keri, you and I think a lot alike! I was wondering about your Mom´s reference to mushrooms flying! Thanks for explaining, Keetha!

So, do you KONW what kind of mushrooms they are?

Char said...

Okay, science teacher, out with it.

For starters, I'd say they're not edible and they look a little like puffballs, except for the stems, of course.

Shannon said...

Um, those look very yucky! How is school?

Keetha said...

OK - - - I have spent quite a bit of time today TRYING to run these mushrooms through three or four mushroom keys (one book, three online)

I'm finding NADA that is EXACTLY what I have here - - - but the CLOSEST one I can find is called a Jack o'Lantern mushroom, Omphalotus olearius

Keetha said...

Shannon - - - school is fine. Again my morning schedule is easy and the afternoon is a killer - - - not as BAD an afternoon as last year - - - - but we're only in the second week.

Indian Lake Papa said...

I would definitely say they are gold colored/orange colored mushrooms that came out of the ground. How am I doing so far ?? They are not morels!!

Keetha said...

Oh Thanks, Papa - - - your help is amazing!!!!

plasticdaffodils said...

They could also be orange stump mushrooms (Naematoloma capnoides). Maybe check to see what's common in your area?

Keetha said...

I looked at those, Plastic. These are very orange and bigger than those. These are 8 inches or more tall, the stalks can be up to an inch in diameter and the caps 5 or more inches in diameter. The caps are also rather flat.

grammy said...

Those orange mushys are strange looking...

Keetha said...

Oh shoot - - - I thought YOU were going to tell me what they are, Grammy!!!

nancygrayce said...

36 years ago, in Fairbanks, AK, some friends picked mushrooms at the airport! They cooked them and froze them....I wouldn't touch them with a ten foot pole! I search carefully for mushrooms to remove from food!

Keetha said...

Well - - - I'm not EATING this one. If it is what I think, the Jack 'o Lantern, it is mildly poisonous according to the keys.

BUT - - - I DO love me some good mushrooms. I never eat the wild kind, only the ones I buy in the grocery store.

Keetha said...

Ya got me. They do look all toasty-like, as "strange" said. I

Shannon said...

those look like something out of a Dr. Seuss book.

grammy said...

We had a woods on the farm in IN (where I69 is now)during the 40's and I remember daddy finding these HUGE mushrooms and they were so large, they filled a bushel basket. He checked with someone and they told daddy there were edible and they were absolutely delicious; HOWEVER, I don't remember them being orange so DON'T eat them.

I would be concerned a child might get ahold of them. Have you called the golf course manager???

Keetha said...

There are no children in this neighborhood - - - and if OUR grandchildren come here I don't let them go out there unattended. Nope, I haven't told the golf course. They'll have to find them and mow them down themselves.

I don't think these are edible, so I'm not going to try that.

They DO look like a Dr. Sues creation - - - but I think God created them this time.

grammy said...

There was an article in Tally paper not too long ago about mushies, but not only am I a procrastinator...I am also very forgetful...Ha!!!

Maybe Cousin Pam remembers what article said, but then that would be FL mushies NOT IN mushies.

Maybe our Chef Joel can correct my spelling, if it's wrong...

groovyoldlady said...

There is a fungus among us!

I love fungus (in the yard, not on my skin). There are so many cool and beautiful varieties. My fairy ring should pop up some time in the next month or so and I'll try to post pics.

I'm not sure what kind you have; They're like no 'shroom I've ever seen up here.

Keetha said...

I've never seen any exactly like this any place else either.

I can't WAIT for the Fairy Ring pictures!!!

Leigh said...

you and I think alike. I have birds and mushrooms pics I took last week. I am posting this week....check out my shrooms

Keetha said...

I'll be there!!!