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Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 06:00 am:

With the rains we've had lately and then the sunshine and warmer temps again, there has been an abundance of mushrooms growing in the woods and yards here UP North. Sharon Bodenus was out in the early morning hours, snapping pictures of the fungi in and around her own backyard in the Gwinn area and she shares them with us here today, along with what she had to say about them:

"Here is a series of Mushrooms...they are awesome this year! I call these, Early Morning Wet and Slimy Mushrooms! Everywhere you look they are popping up in all shapes and sizes!! Colors too! These were hidden under my apple tree and one photo was taken under the tree limb. They are so interesting to look at."
The only thing I can add to the great description Sharon already gave these photos is that I love the way they shine with the wetness still draping them in the early morning. Makes them look like they've been preserved with varnish.

To check out more of Sharon's photography, click over to her new Facebook group page here: Upper Peninsula Photography - Sharon Bodenus. Be sure to “Join” to see any new posts.
jbuck (Jbuck) on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 07:05 am:

Thanks for the great fungi photos!

We have had an amazing crop ourselves. The stinkhorns in our yard are my least favorite!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 07:50 am:

Very cool pictures. Lots of mushrooms this year.
I don't know what the reason for it...maybe all the
rain??? Anyway, nice pictures!

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 08:13 am:

Thanks for that relaxing morning stroll.
I'm not a big fungi and mold spore person, but I did have a crop of black mold in my attic when I moved in a few years back.

By Uncle Chuck (Unclechuck) on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 08:43 am:

Every time I see these pictures of mushrooms (they are nice looking BTW) all I can say is.... I'll stick to the ones I see at Louie's/Pat's market, or Kroger's down here! :=))

By MrFistyFist (Mrfist) on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 09:53 am:

When I took Forestry classes at MTU...they told us that when you see these fungi growing on trees it usually represents the tree is diseased and or dying...so it might look cool...as for the tree not so good news.

By Just me (Jaby) on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 11:31 am:

There are sooo many gorgeous fungi out in the woods
and even in our yards this year. Great pics!!!

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 04:35 am:

I like the maple leaves among the fungus.

By D. A. (Midwested) on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 11:52 pm:

How many of those are edible?
I've always been of the opinion that most wild mushrooms are either inedible or too closely resemble those that are dangerous.

Just finished watching Andrew Zimmerman, the Bizarre Foods guys on the Travel Channel who was mushroom hunting the Ashville, NC area. He had a mushroom professional accompanying him but they were eating almost everything they found. They did warn people to get assistance but it appeared far more was edible than not.

Some was very nasty looking.

Here's the video of the episode

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