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Your opportunity for taking mushroom pictures pops up just about everywhere after a good rain. We enjoy walking in the local woods around Northern Illinois.
And one of my favorite things to do is spot mushrooms. When you think about it, it's like the law of attraction. If you put your attention on a subject you will be rewarded with more of that.
It may be something as simple as updating my page about mushrooms. My husband and I moved into our new house little over a year ago. I moved to North Carolina around 2011.
Since our move to the new house, one day I was talking about the many mushrooms I saw while living in Illinois. And I remarked that I have not seen many at all since I moved to NC.
The next day I was out walking around the yard and there were mushrooms everywhere. It was as if they came just for my pleasure. All it takes really is a little moisture. I don't really have magical powers, honest.
It is amazing the variety of mushrooms that are out there. I did a search on just the word mushrooms and found that there are over 2000 varieties. There are actually people who search for mushrooms that are edible.
This is not something I recommend unless you really know what you are doing. There are just too many types of mushrooms that are poisonous.
I try to identify the flowers and other nature pictures that I take but in this case there are just too many.
And I didn't find any that looked close enough to the pictures you will find on this page to even wager a guess as to what types of mushrooms you are looking at.
The mushrooms in these pictures are pretty common in the forest areas around northern Illinois. The black and white ones in the middle can be spotted on the floor of the forest preserve a lot.
I did see a few mushrooms in a wikipedia article that look similar to the mushrooms in the end picture here.
This first picture is not so unusual. But in the middle picture you get to see what the bottom side of a mushroom looks like. Someone had pulled this plane white mushroom up and so I decided to take a picture of the bottom side.
The picture on the end is a favorite. These bright orange mushrooms were growing in the middle of the lawn at the park. From the parking area they looked like piles of orange foam rubber. I later saw some similar near the base of trees.
If your imagination is working overtime you might just see a moon crator here in the close-up of the top of a mushroom. You can see the whole fungus in the pictures below.
These next two pictures are mushrooms growing on a tree trunk and a log. Often on walks in the fall these white wonders can be seen growing on logs that lie along the floor of the forest.
In the middle is a mushroom growing from the side of a tree trunk. These are often seen along the river where trees have been cleared to keep an area neat. The mushrooms don't live long but they pop up often.
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