Flagstaff August Part Two
My goal of posting while on the road didn’t happen as planned so here I am trying to post everything before the end of the month. In other words…in one day! So here is part two featuring fungi from my other favorite trails. They are (in no particular order) the Kachina Trail, Viet Springs Trail, Aspen Corner area and the Nordic Center. Another favorite is the trail at the Flagstaff Arboretum but there was very little there this time.
All these trails are forested and are generally very wet which, of course, is what you want to look for when searching for fungi. Following is a sampling from each area but first, here is one I forgot to post along with my other Inner Basin trail findings. CLICK HERE for a fun little video showing the Puffball spewing out spores.
My most exciting find was on the Kachina trail where I spotted a Cauliflower Fungi (below). I had just learned about it and knew it was edible and couldn’t be confused with anything so I collected it; took it back to the RV and cooked it! It was delicious 🙂 CLICK HERE for a video.
More Fungi sightings below.
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Now some have names, thank you.
Thank you for the Identifiers.
Woohoo so much fungi! Fantastic finds – love the beetles and larvae on the previous post. The cauliflower fungus sounds intriguing, but much as I love bugs, seeing that creepy crawly in your video made my stomach churn – hope you didn’t eat the added protein! 😉
I can really understand how you love it here with all the dampness and fungi as it’s so different from where you live – wonderful to have such different worlds relatively close to each other!
Fab shots too, despite the rain!
Re the Cauliflower Fungus….I spent SO MUCH time trying to clean it and thought I was done when I put it into the colander to dry. I could hardly believe my eyes when the little centepede came strutting out but I was absolutely thrilled for my video’s sake! No…I didn’t eat him 🙂
I always think of you when I’m photographing the critters so I’m happy you liked them! The Pleasing Fungus Beetle Larva was a total bonus. Can you believe I didn’t even notice them as I was photographing all the bracket fungus on that big stump?! I was happy to have my mirrorless with me and a closeup adapter. It works surprisingly well.
Yes…the best part of living here is our close proximity to so many different climates zones!
I keep missing all your replies because the last few times I’ve commented I get an error message coming up saying something about page can’t be found, and it doesn’t seem to then take note that I’ve subscribed to follow up comments. Never mind, I check it out later or when I next visit when you have posted a new blog post!
My stomach is churning even more now I know that bug came out of the fungus AFTER you had cleaned it…… ewwww! 🙂
Nice that you think of me whenever you see a bug…. I wonder why…. 😉