A Fungus Amongus : Morning Mushroom Hunting


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It rained this morning and its humid which lends itself to a new crop of mushrooms growing about the yard. Mushrooms are another one of those things on my “it feels magical” list.   So I decided to head outside and get some pictures. I was amazed at the wide variety of types sprouting about. Below are some photos I grabbed throughout the yard.  I’ve also included some interesting facts about mushrooms in general.blank630x20

Facts About Mushrooms

  • The only plant source of vitamin D.
  • Are a wonderful replacement for meat as they have a “meaty” taste.
  • Contain a fiber called beta-glucan which regulates cholesterol.
  • Also known as toadstools.
  • Fat free and low in calories.
  • A portabella mushroom has as much potassium as a banana.
  • A “fairy ring” is a naturally occurring mushroom formation which causes the mushrooms to form an outline of a perfect circle.
  • They are a fungus and unlike plants do not require sunlight.
  • Provide B vitamins which provide energy by breaking down proteins, fats and carbs.
  • Used in traditional Chinese medicine for medicinal properties.
  • Are about 90% water.
  • Mushroom DNA is closer to humans than plants.
  • Like human skin, mushrooms can product Vitamin D by being exposed to sunlight.
  • There are more amino acids in mushrooms than in corn, peanuts or soybeans.
  • Have their own immune system.blank630x20

NEVER EAT MUSHROOMS YOU FIND WILD
AS SOME ARE POISONOUS

 

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Photos From My Yard

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Roy named this little red topped guy Fred. I have no idea why.

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This one kinda freaked me out.

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What your pants and feet look like after kneeling in the wet grass photographing mushrooms.

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A FEW SIZE SAMPLES

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A couple of photos I took the next day when Roy and I noticed a new large mushroom that had sprouted. mushroom roy

Obligatory second silly photo.
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