Fungi & Slime Molds

Warning! I am not a mycologist so please do not rely on any identifications here for deciding whether a fungus is safe to eat. You should never eat any fungus unless you are 100% sure of the identification. Mistakes can cost your life.


Gymnosporangium sp. (Willard's Woods, 5/25/03)

StinkhornMutinus caninus (Dog stinkhorn) (Lexington, 5/29/06 1pm)

Mutinus raveneliiMutinus raveneliiMutinus ravenelii (Lexington, 7/28/07 2pm)

Phallus raveneliiPhallus ravenelii (Ravenel's stinkhorn) (Lexington, 9/16/06 11am)

Morchella esculenta (Yellow morel) (Lexington, 5/ 6/06 11am)

Tremella mesenterica (Witch's Butter) (Willard's Woods, 6/16/02 3pm) This was on a hardwood tree and thus more likely to be Witch's Butter as opposed to Orange Jelly.

Dacrymyces palmatus (Orange Jelly) (Lower Vine Brook, 4/28/2020 2pm) On a conifer log.

Exidia glandulosa (Black Witch's Butter) (Lower Vine Brook, 4/13/13 12pm)

Langermannia gigantea (Giant puffball) (Lexington, 10/11/03 8am)

Lycoperdon candidum (White puffball) (Lower Vine Brook, 7/19/14 11am)

Lycoperdon nigrescens (Black puffball) (Willard's Woods, 9/17/2017 2pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 9/8/12 12pm)

Crucibulum laeve (White bird's nest fungus) (Lexington, 10/2/04 2pm)

Clavulinopsis fusiformis? (Yellow spindle coral) (Lower Vine Brook, 8/30/08 1pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 9/16/2017 4pm)

Clavulina sp. (Whipple Hill, 8/16/14 11am)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/2/2017 2pm) My camera mirror was malfunctioning.

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/2/2017 2pm)

(Willard's Woods, 9/30/2006 3pm)

(Willard's Woods, 8/12/2011 1pm)

(Willard's Woods, 8/12/2011 1pm) Some same as above.

(Willard's Woods, 8/21/2021 1pm)

Piptoporus betulinus? (Birch polypore) (Lower Vine Brook, 8/30/08 2pm) I just like the shape...

(Lower Vine Brook, 3/19/2011 3pm) View from below.

(Lower Vine Brook, 8/9/08 5pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 8/9/08 5pm) This fungus is just gross looking.

Lycogala epidendrum (Wolf's milk)? (Willards Woods, 9/23/07 12pm)

(Whipple Hill, 6/20/10 1pm)

(Willards Woods, 6/22/11 10am)

snow mold(Lower Vine Brook, 3/19/11 2pm) A kind of snow mold?

(Willard's Woods, 6/17/12 12pm) A rather unsightly black fungus.

(Lower Vine Brook, 10/6/12 4pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 6/29/15 10am)

(Whipple Hill, 9/24/2017 2pm)

Entomophthora sp. (Fly killer) (Lower Vine Brook, 8/1/11 11pm) This poor fly had a very bad stomach ache!

(Lower Vine Brook, 5/28/12 12pm)

(Willard's Woods, 9/4/06 1pm (2), Meagherville, 8/20/12 10am)

(Lower Vine Brook, 10/8/2016 2pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 10/8/2016 2pm)

(Willard's Woods, 9/4/06 1pm)

(Willard's Woods, 9/30/06 3pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/6/08 12pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 8/19/2018 3pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 8/3/13 4pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/6/08 12pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 4/13/13 12pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 9/24/12 12pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 9/29/13 12pm) Probably same as above.

(Lower Vine Brook, 9/29/13 12pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 4/2/2010 2pm)

(Willard's Woods, 9/29/13 1pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 10/20/12 12pm)

Thelephora sp. (Lower Vine Brook, 10/20/12 12pm)

(Meagherville? 9/14/08 2pm)

(Whipple Hill, 9/29/19 3pm)

(Meagherville? 9/14/08 2pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 8/23/2006 11am) Same as above?

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/2/2017 2pm) May be same as above

(Willard's Woods, 8/5/12 12pm)

(Meagherville, 8/20/12 10am)

(Meagherville, 8/20/12 10am)

(Lower Vine Brook, 4/2/2010 2pm)

(Willard's Woods, 10/16/2005 11am) View from below.

(Lower Vine Brook, 3/16/14 4pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 3/22/2014 1pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 4/5/2014 4pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 5/18/13 11am)

(Willard's Woods, 8/22/12 3pm)

Slime Molds

Slime molds are not fungi at all, but rather ameoba that take on multi-cellular forms to move and reproduce. I briefly had a slime mold in a terrarium I kept at work that moved fast enough you could see it if you were patient.

(Lower Vine Brook, 6/22/13 11am)

(Lower Vine Brook, 4/20/2014 2pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 8/31/08 2pm) Slime mold sporocarps of some sort.

(Meagherville, 6/30/2013 10am) Slime mold sporocarps of some sort.

Fuligo septica (Dog vomit slime mold) (Lower Vine Brook, 7/13/14 1pm, 7/19/14 10am)

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