Beauty and variety. Those two terms sum up the fall mushroom crop on Saturna Island.
The Shaggy mane (Coprinus comatus) first show up along the road sides and … in my garden, in October.
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.
This ones looks similar, with intriguing texture. I am getting better at close-up shots.
Above, a new one starting to mature on a dead alder. Still all folded up, but promising to be a big one…
And then there are the flashy ones, bright golden yellow little tiny ones, standing in the moss…
And the Lilliputian mushrooms… really tiny, almost ghostly little ones standing in the fir needles.
Then, on twigs, little “tutu” mushrooms.
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.