Mushrooms in the Alleghenies

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Back in mid-August when we went camping in the Alleghenies with Ivan and Elycia (I think this is finally the last post about that camping trip!) we hit the mushroom jackpot. Mushrooms had been understandably scarce near me since we were seriously lacking in rain all summer. So I was quite surprised at the abundance of them we found that weekend. It was SO excited. I could have spent all day wandering around the woods finding them. There were so many different kinds in all sorts of pretty colors.
It got me so very excited about fall and the mushrooms we're sure to find around my area. I can't wait to get out there are start finding them - soon!! It's getting cooler and raining more and more which is perfect for mushrooms.
xoxo

24 comments:

  1. So beautiful! This is getting me really excited about fall!!!

    -Robin

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  2. I didn't know that there were purple mushrooms... I'm always learning something new about them on your blog :)

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  3. Those are so cool! I can't believe all of the varieties you found. That bright yellow one is especially cute. Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. So many different kinds! Do you know enough about wild mushrooms to pick and eat them?

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  5. There must be some tiny gnome living there somewhere. Who would keep the mushroom so pretty otherwise?

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  6. Science Friday on NPR talked about mushrooms this week! They have an awesome video up about a 4-day mushroom convention that happens once a year. It's short and really interesting, and I thought you might enjoy it. :)

    http://sciencefriday.com/video/09/14/2012/mushroom-madness.html

    ~Kelly

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  7. Your picture of the wee blue-ish baby mushrooms is great- the 6th one down- they remind me of little people in a tiny fairy world :)
    Mushrooms are the best!

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  8. I love mushroom hunting. That's one of my boyfriend and my favourite activities to do together at this time of the year. In fact, Jasper is FULL of them, so we have been out a few time already and we're heading out again today.

    You can find photos from our first adventure of the year here: http://www.nicolescoffeeshop.blogspot.ca/2012/09/mushroom-hunting-part-one.html

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  9. i love mushroom photos. we get them when it rains...sometimes. mushrooms don't like the orange county coast too much.

    www.romanticallychallenged.net

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  10. Your posts and love of mushrooms have shown me the beauty in them ... Thanks

    - tianna :)

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  11. I like the top mushroom! She looks like she has a crocheted cap on her head.

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  12. Wow there are so many different varieties! How did you spot the super tiny ones!

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  13. hi!!!just take a look at my blog!i found edible mushrooms yesterday...sooo yummy!!
    www.purpleworldofastrawberrygirl.blogspot.it

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  14. WOW, the third photo down is amazing. The mushrooms look like strange little people living amongst the leaves!

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  15. These are so pretty. What an awesome spot!

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  16. Lovely!
    I've been picking some mushrooms last week as well. They were extremely delicious. The Baltic States is the best place for mushroom hunting I guess :)

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  17. Are those PURPLE mushrooms? Mushrooms just got a hell of a lot cooler for me... x

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  18. Oh Kaylah, your mushroom photographs are so beautiful.

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  19. Oh I love these, so many great colors! I looove the purple ones and those little teeny ones!!!

    xomando

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  20. Wow! I didn't realise that there are so many different types :) the purple ones look like they're glowing! L xo

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  21. Is that a purple mushroom? Whaaaat! These are all so cool!

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  22. Whoa, you really did hit the mushroom jackpot! I'm super sad at the moment actually, as there has been NO rain in the UK (unheard of!) and there's no mushrooms about near me at all :( I used to live out in the sticks, and could go hunting in a forest for them all day if I pleased, but now, alas, there are none! I shall have to live my mycological dreams through your posts instead <3

    Morgue x

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