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Mushrooms at Ministik

I took a great walk through Min­is­tik Lake Game Bird Sanc­tu­ary yes­ter­day after­noon — always one of my favourite places to pho­to­graph (click here to see why). The weath­er we’ve had this year has been just right for grow­ing mush­rooms (warm days, lots of after­noon show­ers), and there was a fan­tas­tic selec­tion of beau­ti­ful species on show. I’ll not write too much, just post a bunch of pho­tos to inspire those of you who — like myself — have both pho­to­graph­ic and myco­log­i­cal ten­den­cies, to go out and find some fun­gi.

P.S. My mush­room ID skills are not ter­ri­ble, but do not take my word that these are what I say they are. Instead, I’d rec­om­mend tak­ing the word of Helene M.E. Schalk­wijk-Barend­sen in her gor­geous book Mush­rooms of North­west North Amer­i­ca by local Edmon­ton pub­lish­ing com­pa­ny, Lone Pine.

And, on that note, if you think I’ve got­ten the ID wrong on any of these or you can be more spe­cif­ic (latin names would be great!) I would real­ly appre­ci­ate a note left in the com­ments.

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