Off the Grid (plus – Fungi ID game)

image of autumn leaves on forest floorThis post is quite late but I have the best excuse. I was off the grid, in the forest, looking at autumn.

And boy, was it ever nice to look at.

image of forest in autumnA friend and I had another opportunity to stay in a cabin up north and spend our days wandering in the woods.

image of forest in autumnThe leaves were changing and falling softly on the forest floor and most mornings were misty and magical.

image of forest in autumnTwo of the evenings cleared and the sun lit up the canopy.

image of marsh in hastings county, ontario during fallAnd kissed the tops of the trees across the marshy lake.

image of marsh in hastings county, ontario during fallThe water was still with the reflection of the changing scenery.

image of log cabin in northern ontario forest in autumnWhile back at “home” the sun warmed the cabin enough that we needed to tend no fire.

It was restful and energizing.

But here, for you, dear readers, is a challenge.

The forest is full of fungi. I will number the photos below. If you have the yen, have a go at identifying these lovelies and I will label them appropriately as IDs are confirmed.

image of unidentified fungus
Mystery Fungus 1

Mystery Fungus 1.

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Mystery Fungus 2

Mystery Fungus 2.

image of unidentified fungus
Mystery Fungus 3

Mystery Fungus 3.

image of unidentified fungus
Mystery Fungus 4

Mystery Fungus 4.

image of unidentified fungus
Mystery Fungus 5

Mystery Fungus 5.

image of unidentified fungus
Mystery Fungus 6

Mystery Fungus 6.

image of unidentified fungus
Mystery Fungus 7

Mystery Fungus 7.

image of unidentified fungus
Mystery Fungus 8

Mystery Fungus 8.

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Mystery Fungus (or not fungus) 9

Mystery Fungus (is this even a fungus?) 9.

2 thoughts on “Off the Grid (plus – Fungi ID game)

    1. Ha! Yes. I made jokes about making a “mixed mushroom soup” with everything we found, but knowing almost nothing about mushrooms I was hesitant to even poke them with a stick.

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