Posts Tagged ‘mycena’

Mycena Mushrooms

a group of mycena mushrooms in the fraser valley of british columbia
Mycena Mushrooms
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   While failing to find good Fall colours this year I did manage to find a lot of great mushrooms. The trouble is, I have a hard time identifying them. I am great with native plants (Washington State and British Columbia), but just awful with Fungi. I do think this group can be narrowed down to the Genus Mycena (which contains over 500 species). Experts tell me for real identification I’d need detailed photos of the underside and perhaps even spores to look at under the microscope! Drives me nuts not to have a species pinned down, but I think I’m going to have to let it go this time!

   For this photo I tried a few angles but concluded the only way to get a nice shot would be to lay down on the ground – and it worked!

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Mycena Mushroom in Campbell Valley Park

mycena species mushroom in campbell valley park
Mushroom (Mycena sp.)
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   A few months ago I walked through Campbell Valley Park with only my macro lens on my camera. The point of this exercise was that I wanted to focus on just type of shot and not get distracted by other sorts of shots. I wanted to concentrate on the small things like this mushroom, or another subject from that day – a Bleeding Heart flower.

   Unfortunately I am not adept at identification of fungi, so I’ll get as close as possible and merely identify this as some sort of Mycena sp.
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