This year we have received various reports of a bumper crop of mushrooms in the Northwest. The following are a few shots of various fungi that we encountered on a recent “wet hike” through the Tualatin Hills Nature Park:
We encountered this gem, which frankly scared us, last fall beneath the evergreen just out front. Its cap was the size of a small Frisbee:
We immediately scanned the area for signs of Smurf activity to no avail.