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Maine is for Mushrooms

I saw the coolest looking mushrooms on the Maine Appalachian Trail this year, but I’m having trouble identifying what kind they are. Care to give me a hand? Leave a comment if you know their names, or if you’d like to make a plausible name up! It’s Friday!

Fluted Muchrooms

Chanterelle Mushrooms


Spindle Coral Mushroms

Orange Mushrooms

Fading Scarlet Waxy Cap Mushrooms

Lobster Claw Mushrooms

I think these are called Lobster Claw Mushrooms....

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5 Responses to Maine is for Mushrooms

  1. Brian Peterson September 2, 2011 at 7:12 am #

    Cool pics! WE sure don't get anything like that in the southwest.

  2. Earlylite September 2, 2011 at 7:15 am #

    There are mushrooms everywhere in Maine. The place is a virtual rain forest and fungus has a field day. These examples really caught my eye though. Those tendril things are my favorite.

  3. JJ Mathes September 2, 2011 at 8:12 am #

    Phillip- I bought a laminated fold out mushroom card for identifying such cool looking shrooms. It doesn't have all the shrooms, but has most of the more common ones

    your photos


    2-Spindle Coral

    3- Fading Scarlet Waxy (Ithink)

    4- I don't know

    Anyway, I bought this pocket guide and will be carrying it with me this fall so I can ID shrooms

    it's called Mushrooms, an introduction to familiar North American species, by Waterford Press. It's about 4×9-inches and laminated folds out to about 22×9-inches. $5.95

  4. Earlylite September 2, 2011 at 9:06 am #

    Awesome JJ- I'll update the photo captions. Thank you so much!

    You made me remember about folding card on my desk (under a pile). Doh! I have the Pocket Naturalist Guide – Mushrooms: An Introduction to Familiar North American Species<img src="; width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" /> which has everything you've listed except what the 4th one.

  5. Sedona_Hiker September 2, 2011 at 1:10 pm #

    Cool looking mushrooms indeed! Will keep my eyes open when I do one of those Sedona trails. Might find some cool-looking fungus as well. LOL.

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