A new page started July 2020. Fungi are a completely new area for me, so my identifications should be considered especially tenuous. As I add images, they'll be organized alphabetically by family, genus, and species. Hover over a photo series to control the images.
I discuss lichens, which are symbiotic colonies of fungi and algae, on a separate page.
Amanitaceae: Fly Agaric (Amanita Muscaria)
These are sometimes called "Deadly Amanita." In August 2019 I found a number of brown amanitas but as a guess, that was due to a lack of moisture.
Amanitaceae: Grisette? (Amanita vaginata?)
This mushroom lacks a ring on the stem, which fits with the species description.
Boletaceae: bolete mushrooms
On bolete mushrooms, the underside of the cap looks spongy rather than having gills. The brown examples may have suffered from a lack of moisture.
The next set of photos shows "blue-staining" bolete mushrooms. When I turned them over to inspect the undersides of the caps, I damaged one of them. The damaged area rapidly developed a dark stain—a characteristic of multiple species within the family.
Gomphaceae: Woolly Chantarelle? (Turbinellus floccosus?)
Pleurotaceae: Aspen Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus populinus)
Pleurotaceae: Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus pulmonarius)
Not to be confused with the "true" oyster mushroom, Pleurotus ostreatus.
Polyporaceae: Cryptoporus volvatus
Polyporaceae: Panus neostrigosus?
Psathyrellaceae: Inky Cap (Coprinus?)
Psathyrellaceae: Japanese Parasol or Pleated Inky Cap (Parasola plicatilis)
This was a solitary mushroom in the middle of the lawn at a city park.