Mushroom, emerging. Saturna Island. Photo by Andrée Fredette

Mushrooms on the trails

Beauty and variety. Those two terms sum up the fall mushroom crop on Saturna Island.

Shaggy Mane mushrooms in my garden. Photo by Andrée Fredette

 

The Shaggy mane (Coprinus comatus) first show up along the road sides and … in my garden, in October.

 

Fall mushrooms being born. Saturna Island. Photo by Andrée Fredette

Then, walks on the forest paths lead me to find a whole assortment of seasonal newcomers, like the little white ones above… Sorry, I have not a clue as to ID.

 

Fall mushroom on Saturna Island. Photo by Andrée Fredette

This ones looks similar, with intriguing texture.  I am getting better at close-up shots.

 

Mushroom popping up on dead alder. Photo by Andrée Fredette

Above, a new one starting to mature on a dead alder. Still all folded up, but promising to be a big one…

 

Flashy Fall Mushrooms on Saturna Island. Photo by Andrée Fredette

And then there are the flashy ones, bright golden yellow little tiny ones, standing in the moss…

 

Tiny, tiny, ghostly mushrooms on the path, on Saturna Island. Photo by Andrée Fredette

And the Lilliputian mushrooms… really tiny, almost ghostly little ones standing in the fir needles.

 

Mushrooms on twigs, Saturna Island. Photo by Andrée Fredette

Then, on twigs, little “tutu” mushrooms.

 

Mushroom petticoat, revealed. Photo by Andrée Fredette

 

Another angle of the last little beauty, showing its underskirts. Lovely lines and texture.

And I close with the same shot as the header, a bejeweled mushroom about to open on a dead tree. Full regalia, rain diamonds.

Bejeweled mushroom. Photo by Andrée Fredette