Memories of a Wet Fall

 

If anyone remembers our fall season last year the early rains were promising, but things have dried out considerably since. I got some great mushroom and sunset shots around the Bullards Bar reservoir area in the foothills between sac and oroville.

Here is the reservoir, low like they all were

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And a wide/narrow shot

 

 

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These are some old oyster mushrooms. I’d have picked them, but they aren’t very good unless quite fresh, as the bugs love them too

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I’m not sure what this was, a bolete with a slight veil or an amanita

 

 

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I like the way the cap on this one raises up

 

 

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A puffball mushroom, potentially edible

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An upside-down amanita

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This is a semi-edible lactarius, lactarious deliciousus. You have to prepare it just right and have a taste for them. As you can see, they stain green when touched

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The premiere mushroom of my trip, the queen bolete, or boletus regina. This is comparable to a porcini and I gave it to a neighbor to cook. I love the netting like features of the stalk

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White as snow

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A baby giant laughing gym mushroom. These sometimes glow in the dark

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An ink cap of some kind. They disintegrate after a few days

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More boletes hiding

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This mushroom has a fungus growing on it!

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Another slime mold

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This one was super slimy

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On the way back, I was treated to an amazing sunset, here is the begining

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Then once the sun was down, it went off

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Stupefying

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Such deep colors

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In the valley it seemed to stretch on forever in all directions

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The Sutter Buttes peaking out in the corner

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Bam! This is the Sutter Buttes reflecting off a rice paddy

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More reflections

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Next up: Rockville Hills mushrooms and Pinecrest Lake

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One Response to Memories of a Wet Fall

  1. Mary says:

    WOW, THOSE ARE SUCH GREAT PICTURES! I’VE NEVER SEEM SOME OF THOSE MUSHROOMS. VERY COOL!

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