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
This one stained bright red when cut
These purple mushrooms are some of my favorite
I mean that color is just outrageous
Little brown mushrooms
An amanita button, or young mushroom, likely very poisonous
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
Banana slugs love to eat mushrooms
These were black!
This polypore was banded in so many colors
This is a different species of polypore
And they are growing right next to each other on the same dead log
I call these sunset mushrooms, because they are bright red at the base and fade into an orangeish-yellow on the cap
Can you spot the tiny little bug on this one?
This one had an inverse nipple
This polypore is used in dying naturally, with reds and oranges derived
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