October 1, 2012

Orange Peel Mushrooms

Fall is a fantastic time of year to find wild fungus growing here in the northwoods.
Mushrooms & lichens have always caught my eye, but I have to admit that for the most part, my identification know of them isn't very broad. 
I believe these are Orange Peel Fungus (Aleuria aurantia.)  I came across them on the Lakeshore Trail hike while we were exploring the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.  Such perfect little orange saucers.

4 comments:

  1. Wow, those are stunning colors!

    Visiting from Mandarin Orange Monday.
    My Orange entry
    Your comment is always a delight to read.

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  2. These are amazing ...I have never seen anything like them...we mustn't have the climate for them here. They make beautiful subjects for art - such brilliant colour and interesting and strongly defined shapes. I like the the way the smooth texture of the orange shapes contrasts with the textured background too. Thank you for sharing your work on Mandarin Orange Monday:)

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