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Fragments from Floyd

Delicious, Deadly, Deceptive Deathcap Mushroom

Already, underground along the margins of our pasture, the thready future of our largest mushroom is taking shape. And with the first warm weeks of spring, the plate-sized yellow parasols of this fungus will appear, off and on, for six months. This is certainly the most visible mushroom around, and very familiar–the Deathcap (or Deathcup) … Read more

Fungal Forays

This collection of three images is posted just to remind myself what I’ve been up to these past few weeks photographically and botanically (though the latter term is only true in the era in which fungi were lumped with “everything not an animal” and therefore considered plants.) Since the ample rain of early August, we’re … Read more