There's a Fungus Among Us

Sunday, August 2, 2009

And a pretty good sized one I might add. We saw this mushroom on our last visit to the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge. If you're going to pick 'em this size you'd better bring a truck to take them home.


  1. Marie-Noyale Says:

    Oh I miss those so much!!
    That's a nice size!!! Looks like a Porcini mushroom, I used to go after full moon nights to pick them.
    Welcome to the CDP, I enjoyed looking at your city.

  2. Jacob Says:

    You wouldn't pick a wild mushroom and take it home and eat it, would you?

    Yikes! I couldn't do that. This does look like a whopper. We've got lots of 'em growing in our yard - look like a lot of different kinds...I knock 'em over but they come back in another place the next day...

    I suppose 'cause of all our rain...

    I like this photo a lot!

  3. B SQUARED Says:

    One big mushroom. My post today is on 'shrooms, as well.

  4. Lois Says:

    It's big alright! It almost looks like it might be made of stone. I would be afraid to pick it though.

  5. Thanks for all of your comments on my site while we were away on the solar eclipse tour. We appreciate your words. I am enjoying catching up on everyone's photos. I love your titles on all of your great photos. They made me laugh out loud. We also finally got our travel website officially launched so it is now open at or it can be accessed through the link on my website. I hope things are well. Enjoy!

  6. Anonymous Says:

    Thanks for stopping at my Brookville Blog and for the comment you left me about the Baltimore Oriole.

    This looks like a monster. It is too bad you didn't stick your shoe on top of it or next to it to see how it compared in size.

    Pick a Peck of Pixels

  7. That one looks like somebody has already been dining on it. I would call that a toadstool. What is the difference between a mushroom and a toadstool?
    Neat picture. don't ya just love the Nisqually Reserve. Me too. MB

  8. Shadow Says:

    I don't think I've ever seen such a big mushroom!

  9. It looks old and weathered! Do you know if it's edible?

  10. Marie-Noyale: Thank you for stopping by, and the welcome.
    Julie: I'm glad you get a chuckle at some of the posts and titles. I try to find the fun side of this. I, like just about everyone else am really enjoying following your eclipse posts. You are so fortunate to have gone and witnessed it. Your posts are very informative and the photography is excellent.
    To the rest: Thanks as always for stopping by. We always appreciate it.

  11. AB Says:

    It looks like some beastie has eaten half of the mushroom already.

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