New Moon Challenge: Mushroom Moon Recap

Photo of <em>Fomes fomentarius</em> (Tinder Conk)

Today marks the end of my Mushroom Moon Challenge which began on September 14th. I observed well over 30 species of fungi including many species I've previously profiled:

Craterellus cornucopioides (Black Trumpet)
Fomes fomentarius (Tinder Conk)
Ganoderma applanatum (Artist's Conk, pictured above)
Ganoderma tsugae (Hemlock Reishi)
Hydnum repandum (Hedgehog Mushroom)
Inonotus obliquus (Chaga)
Piptoporus betulinus (Birch Polypore)
Suillus americanus (White Pine Bolete)

I got to know a dozen or so new-to-me ground-dwelling species and took a closer look at many familiar-to-me wood-eating species. Below is a gallery of some of the fruiting bodies I observed during my moon-long challenge. (To view the following images in full-size, click here.)

2 thoughts on “New Moon Challenge: Mushroom Moon Recap”

  1. I never expected mushrooms to be added to the list of things on the earth that can make me weep, but they just made the cut. What an astoundingly beautiful array of them you have laid out for us, Josh. Thank you, as always, for inviting us to look more closely at the wonders of this planet.

    1. You are welcome. I’m glad to know that my work helps to connect you with the beauty of the natural world. Thank you, as always, for sharing your thoughts.

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