Crazy Colorful Mushrooms (SC Post #2)

Here are some more pics of mushrooms from my trip to Santa Cruz in early winter.

This one turned green when disturbed, and was quite slimy

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This one stained bright red when cut

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These purple mushrooms are some of my favorite

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I mean that color is just outrageous

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Little brown mushrooms

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An amanita button, or young mushroom, likely very poisonous

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This is an older one and a younger one, you can see how there is a veil around it that turns into the little specks  on the older ones

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Banana slugs love to eat mushrooms

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These were black!

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This polypore was banded in so many colors

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This is a different species of polypore

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And they are growing right next to each other on the same dead log

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I call these sunset mushrooms, because they are bright red at the base and fade into an orangeish-yellow on the cap

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Can you spot the tiny little bug on this one?

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This one had an inverse nipple

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This polypore is used in dying naturally, with reds and oranges derived

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Vibrant yellow

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Another little brown mushroom? yes and no, this is a bleeding mycena, when its skin is punctured, it oozes a bright red fluid reminiscent of blood

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Ouch!

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