Mushrooms Along the C&O Towpath

We recently bought the book, National Audubon Society Field Guide to Mushrooms, and it gives me just enough information to be dangerous.   Don’t get me wrong, it’s a fantastic book loaded with beautiful pictures, but I have no grand illusions of becoming a mushroom expert.  I bring the book along with us on our hikes because I think its fun to try to identify different varieties and types of mushrooms.  There’s no stress involved, because I don’t plan to eat anything that I find.  So, if I make a mistake in identification…no biggie!  If you happen to be a mushroom expert and see that I’ve made a mistake, please drop me a line and let me know!  I would love to hear from you!

I was unable to identify these mushrooms, other than believing they belong to the pollypore group.


I believe this is a False Turkey-tail

This crazy mess appears to be a Turkey-tail.

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