Mystery Mushrooms Photos from Sutton Massachusetts
Mushrooms are fungi and they come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Here are some mushrooms from Sutton that I cannot identify. Please help out!
This was in my back yard in Sept 2010. It's big, yellow, smooth, with a domed top. Any ideas? Click on any photo for a larger version.
This one was found by a pond near Purgatory Chasm. I thought it was a really cool "dark black mushroom" and that its crinkly top was intentional - but now that I've looked through mushroom books I think it was actually a dying mushroom. If anyone knows for sure, please let me know!
This next mushroom *should* be easy to identify - I should think - because the gills underneath "bow out" as they come up to the edge of the mushroom. Most photos I've seen that have "thick" gills underneath the top layer have those gills "bow in" as they move from the stem up towards the top. The only photo I found in my book that looks like this is the melanoleuca melaleuca - but the color isn't quite right. I'll have to keep looking.
Finally, two more flat style mushrooms, that look like slightly burnt pancakes. I just have no idea what these are.
Please do not eat ANY mushroom you find in the wild unless you have an expert personally identify your mushroom as safe to eat.
Mushrooms of Sutton Massachusetts
Photos in Sutton Massachusetts