Mushroom Hunting. - The Dainty Squid

Mushroom Hunting.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

A little over a year ago my mushroom obsession began. I'm sure I had picked and admired them before but on our annual trip to the property owned by my sister in laws family my interest really blossomed. With the help of Kevin, my nephew and my dad we picked a hefty haul that I've drooled over ever since.

This year, due to unfortunate circumstances, the trip was cancelled. I was bummed not only because I love camping with my family but my goal for this year was to pick twice as many mushrooms to identify as last year. But, as they say, every cloud has a silver lining and I got my wish - just a little closer to home!
Pretty exciting, right?! ...well it is for me! ;)

Mushrooms are so incredibly plentiful at the park we visit regularly. The ground is just littered with them, ones so big they fall over and ones so tiny you can't see them unless you're really looking!

You can see last year's haul in this blog post.
xoxo

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40 thoughts

  1. Wow, so many! And so many different ones:)
    I love how you displayed them<3

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  2. These are so, so gorgeous. :O I love the itty bitty one, on the left, on the very bottom that has a burnt color. I don't know why.

    I feel like you should be a cute little faerie out picking these, haha! ♥

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  3. I'm diggin Mushrooms too! But what are you doing with them after picking? I'm just curious :-)
    Greeting from Germany

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  4. I love the look of mushrooms. Have you ever found Morel mushrooms?

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  5. Very very pretty.... and ya know.. you should consider framing one of these shots! I would easily hang the last one in my kitchen, bedroom... anywhere really. Hope you had fun identifying all of them! Sea Marie

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  6. Teehee funny, we used the same title for our latest blog post :) only your amount of awesome mushrooms is much more impressive!

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  7. okay.....why in the world have i never seen a mushroom near my house?!

    http://pleasebreatheandhush.blogspot.com/

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  8. These are so amazing, everytime I see a mushroom I'm like "YAY! Kaylah would love this.."

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  9. How do you dry the little ones without them just drying up and crumbling?

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  10. I love have you have so many different kinds. They're so pretty

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  11. I am also wondering what you do with the mushrooms when you're done picking them. These shots are gorgeous, also!

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  12. Are all of those edible? They are so pretty! you almost with you could like keep them like that decorate your house with them. :) they are so cute!

    wildheartlove.blogspot.com

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  13. My question is, what do you do with them? Do you dry them? Photograph them and toss them out? Replant them? Make terrariums? I'm just curious.

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  14. Maybe you covered in this a previous post and I missed it, but could you expend on the "mushroom hunting license" you mentioned in your camera bag post? I am so curious!

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  15. So pretty! What is it that you do with them after you collect them? XO, Rae

    http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

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  16. These are so lovely! My garden is covered in mushrooms, I might try drying some of them to put in a printers tray to go on the wall.

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  17. Very cool collection! My mom and step dad are very into picking mushrooms, too. They find the around town in the most unexpected places!

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  18. Shrooooms!! :D lovin your blog, following now :3

    check mine out, i have random outbursts with shrooms u might enjoy, lol

    http://ascometscometumblingafter.blogspot.com/

    ~Jessy:)~

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  19. I really appreciate your passion for mushrooms - what an enchanting collection!

    xo
    cortnie

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  20. Have you ever found any bird's nest fungi Kayla? I think those are so cute. (I took a mycology class a few semesters ago, we saw tons of interesting fungi!)

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  21. Fantastic, i adore the last photo!

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  22. I have been following your blog for a while now, lurking haha, and I see that you pick and identify all different kinds of mushrooms. Have you come in contact with psilocybin cubensis? Of course, they are illegal to pick and consume, but from my knowledge, those who know what mushrooms are and how the psychedelic ones affect your perception, most would likely try them. Are you mostly into it for the Mycology side of it, and/or are you also interested in the affects of psilocybin? I would love to know.

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  23. Wow! Can you eat any of these....safely?

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  24. I love foraging for mushrooms, they're so beautiful to look at and so magical. I like the fairytale element of it. I'm in the UK so it's really interesting to see the different types you get over there.

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  25. That last photography would make a gorgeous print!

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  26. Lovely mushrooms, Kaylah. The one thing I hate about living in California is the lack of a decent coniferous forest. It seems my town has only mountains and dirty dead trees. I can't wait to move somewhere up north in a few years. You are very lucky, being able to live so close to the forest.

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  27. wow lady that is some serious mushroom picking! i love how you put them all together! you should dedicate a wall of mushroom pictures!
    xo,
    cb

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  28. Awesome!!! Looks like it would be fun to do this♥

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  29. OMG, some of these are so friggin' cute! I'm in love with your hobby.

    ♥ sécia
    www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

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  30. I don't think I realized how pretty mushrooms are until I started reading your blog. These photos are lovely! My favorites are the little orange ones. :]

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  31. This is incredible! Oh man, I want to ask you so many questions about them. I really like the brown one that's yellow underneath.

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  32. Very nice collection and a great picture.

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  33. I love these pictures! I've linked this post on my blog for 'Start Your Week Off With..'

    http://tasteslikelove.blogspot.com

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  34. Wow!! That is so cool. Could you do a tutorial on mushroom picking and how to dry them? I definitely would try it sometime. I don't know if there are many mushrooms in Austin though.. Texas is so dry!

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  35. I love your pictures of the mushrooms. I can't believe you found so many different ones...can you eat all of them?

    -Ly

    http://www.lyzhang.com

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