Carquinez Regional, Fungi in Huckleberry

Went to Carquinez Regional Shoreline for the first time last Saturday with Tony and Angie. Nice little park, some beautiful grassland and healthy-looking oaks. I was armed and ready with my new OakMapper iPhone app, but I didn't find any Sudden Oak Death to report! Oh well.

On Sunday I decided re-investigate the fungal situation in Sibley and Huckleberry. While things seemed pretty dry and empty in the upper piney regions of Sibley, where I've seen boletes, candy caps, and elfin saddle in the past, there was definitely some activity as I got lower and wetter. Lots of amanitas, which made me happy, including plenty of death caps.

Posted by kueda kueda, November 19, 2009 06:13 AM

Observations

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What

Fairy Fingers (Clavaria fragilis)

Observer

kueda

Date

November 15, 2009 04:34 PM PST

Description

A welcome sight! These were poking up all over the place in moist patches under the oaks.

Photos / Sounds

What

Coccora (Amanita calyptroderma)

Observer

kueda

Date

November 15, 2009 04:08 PM PST

Description

Another edible Amanita I have no intention of ever trying. Beautiful though, and they smelled quite nice. Blooming abundantly under one oak.

Photos / Sounds

What

Amanita Sect. Vaginatae (Section Vaginatae)

Observer

kueda

Date

November 15, 2009 03:45 PM PST

Description

A supposedly edible Amanita I often find in Huckleberry. I also often find plenty of the closely related Death Caps.

Photos / Sounds

What

Rocky Canyon Spiders (Genus Titiotus)

Observer

kueda

Date

November 14, 2009 03:02 PM PST

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