Win a copy of For the Love of Paw Paws this week in the Fruit Trees forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • r ranson
  • Anne Miller
  • paul wheaton
stewards:
  • Jocelyn Campbell
  • Mike Jay Haasl
  • Burra Maluca
garden masters:
  • James Freyr
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Steve Thorn
  • Greg Martin
gardeners:
  • Carla Burke
  • Dave Burton
  • Pearl Sutton

Look what popped up in my walkway

 
Posts: 1444
Location: Fennville MI
42
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Went out into the back yard where most of the veggie garden lives and found something unexpected had appeared, pretty much overnight.
Not expecting an I'd from mediocre cell phone pictures, but maybe a general direction for research to try and get a good identification?

And I give up. Phone will not load any of the pictures. Just keeps kicking me back to the permies file selection dialogue with a message that the file failed to open. Would love to share but the technology is snickering and saying ts charlie...
 
Posts: 7055
Location: Arkansas Ozarks zone 7 alluvial,black,deep loam/clay with few rocks, wonderful creek bottom!
1071
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Now we are waiting in suspense
 
Peter Ellis
Posts: 1444
Location: Fennville MI
42
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Will try to get more pictures with my iPad and see if those will load. Technology. It does not exactly love me
 
Peter Ellis
Posts: 1444
Location: Fennville MI
42
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Went back and the flush has decomposed to almost nothing but some dark sludge. Had been a fairly impressive mass about eighteen inches in diameter and a crown between 4 and 6 inches high. Now just a dark somewhat lumpy stain.
 
gardener
Posts: 706
Location: Soutwest Ohio
160
rabbit tiny house books food preservation cooking homestead
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Dissolving mushrooms... sounds like it might have been some variety of ink cap.
 
Peter Ellis
Posts: 1444
Location: Fennville MI
42
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Finally. Emailed to myself from the phone, opened and saved on the iPad and then loaded here. Would be so much easier if the smart phone were not a smart aleck.
image.jpg
[Thumbnail for image.jpg]
Picture of the mushroom. That is a ladie's size 11 for scale
 
gardener
Posts: 2674
181
forest garden fungi trees books food preservation bike
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Bottom side of mushroom?
John S
PDX OR
 
D. Logan
gardener
Posts: 706
Location: Soutwest Ohio
160
rabbit tiny house books food preservation cooking homestead
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

John Saltveit wrote:Bottom side of mushroom?
John S
PDX OR



If you click on the image to get a closer view, one of the mushrooms is tilted so you can see the underside. If I had to make a guess, I would say they look like Cantherellus appalachiensis. I wouldn't make bets though and it is always better to talk to a local mushroom hunting expert.
 
John Suavecito
gardener
Posts: 2674
181
forest garden fungi trees books food preservation bike
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Getting a spore print is also very, very helpful.
JohN S
PDX OR
 
Judith Browning
Posts: 7055
Location: Arkansas Ozarks zone 7 alluvial,black,deep loam/clay with few rocks, wonderful creek bottom!
1071
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
try checking out honey mushroom or friendship mushroom.........we have these popping up around trees every fall, apparently feeding on the tree roots...mostly white oak. I can't remember now if it was honey or friendship that we ID'd . Yours look very similar at first glance and that might give you a place to start. Neither are edible but also neither are they toxic (except to the tree) as I remember. The melting into a blob sounds familiar also. Maybe you will find some more that are fresher.
 
Your buns are mine! But you can have this tiny ad:
permaculture bootcamp - learn permaculture through a little hard work
https://permies.com/wiki/bootcamp
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!