Saturday, September 06, 2008


Last week I hiked to the hills behind my house and near the highest point I stopped to photograph the mushroom in the first photo. I was surprised to see one growing in the open on top of a mountain because most mushrooms I see are growing on the forest floor.

Approximately 24 hours later I was even more surprised to see that the mushroom looked totally different. I checked a few mushroom identification sites and think it may be an amanita muscaria, but am not certain.

During my many hikes through the forest, I see mushrooms of all shapes and sizes but didn't realize that those shown in the two images this morning were the same species.

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