Mushroom Hunting - Part 2 of 4

See part 1 here

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When taking photographs, it is important to look up occasionally, in case a bird decides to poop on your head. Blue Jays inhabited this neck of the woods.

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Canada Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis) lined up along the pathways.

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Bittersweet Nightshade (Solanum dulcamara)

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This is a jelly fungus of some kind - don't know what.

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Fomes fomentarius (commonly known as the Tinder Fungus or Hoof Fungus) with a new mushroom and moss growing on it on a tree that had fallen over.

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My knapsack.

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"Scutellinia scutellata, commonly known as the eyelash cup, the Molly eye-winker, the scarlet elf cap, the eyelash fungus or the eyelash pixie cup, is a small saprophytic fungus of the genus Scutellinia. It is the type species of Scutellinia, as well as being the most common and widespread. The fruiting bodies are small red cups with distinct long, dark hairs or "eyelashes". These eyelashes are the most distinctive feature and are easily visible with a magnifying glass. The species is common in North America and Europe, and has been recorded on every continent. S. scutellata is found on rotting wood and in other damp habitats, typically growing in small groups, sometimes forming clusters. It is sometimes described as inedible, but its small size means it is not suitable for culinary use. Despite this, it is popular among mushroom hunters due to its unusual "eyelash" hairs, making it memorable and easy to identify."
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Unknown specimen.

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Unknown specimen.

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Unknown specimen.

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Unknown specimen.

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Milk weed seed.

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Unknown specimen.

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Umbonate cap - Brittle stem maybe?

Cheers,

Mungo

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