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  1. I have sooo many mushroom photos too! They are just so cool looking. :D

    I read somewhere that in the UK, there are 8 times MORE types of fungi than plants. It is crazy to think there are sooo many kinds of mushrooms. I’d have trouble listing more than ten!

    • 8 times? Wow! I wonder if they only count mushrooms, or all types of fungi… I can’t name very many either, but I’m trying to learn to become better at identifying common edible species around here.

  2. I wish I could share all of the mushroom pics I’ve accumulated in the last couple of years. My kids love finding new (new to us) mushroom species in the woods, have me photograph the, and like you, we go home to identify them. The most curious fungi of them all is a mushroom we saw up at my parent’s cabin. It was a couple of inches tall, the color of a typical button mushroom, but it’s cap had a head full of hair that appeared to be blowing in the wind. I bet the hair was 2″ long. It was weird and beautiful all at the same time.

    • That sounds awesome! My S.O. snaps pictures of mushrooms that he passes by for me, we have some really beautiful ones around here. I’d love to be able to get a hold of some lion’s mane, supposedly it tastes like crab meat.

    • That would be awesome! There’s a really overwhelming amount of information on mycology in terms of identifying mushrooms and preserving/preparing them properly — I have my work cut out for me just getting started on learning about them. Maybe someday, though!

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