Fungi and Mushroom Photos

December 11, 2011

We found this elegant stinkhorn growing in our flowerbed. It came up overnight. It is a mushroom that supposedly puts off a horrid smell. We found ours before it had a chance to begin to smell bad apparently.


I photographed it and then dug it up and disposed of it in the trash. From what I have read they can take over your garden and we have put a lot of work into our gardens. Plus this stinkhorn was found in our garden next to our front door and I didn't want to take a chance for it to start smelling rank.

The egg sac contained a new stinkhorn that had not yet emerged from the egg yet (I dissected the egg sac before throwing it away out of curiosity). This is the second elegant stinkhorn that has come up in our yard this season. Not sure why they have suddenly shown up. We have never seen these before anywhere in our region. They are not hard to miss against the green grass or the brown mulch. They are bright red and, at first glance, look like a finger. Sorta freaky at first glance. :)


By lovingnature from TN

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July 11, 2020

While I was weeding in my garden I found a bunch of these tiny mushrooms all over the ground! They were so cute! You can see just how tiny they are compared to my hand in the picture.

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September 29, 2005

These are a few pics I took walking around the yard.

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June 20, 2016

While on holiday in Knysna, we visited the Garden of Eden, an indigenous forest halfway between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay. While walking the easy trail that winds through the forest, I came across this group of mushrooms.


It looked like a fairy tea garden and I was waiting for the fairies to come out and play.

South African mushrooms


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November 18, 2012

I got out of my car at the mall and almost stepped on these amazing mushrooms growing in the curb area. They were so vibrantly for Alice in Wonderland! A wonderfully unexpected surprise. :)

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October 29, 2018

While out with my 17 year old grandson shopping for a Halloween mask, we saw these beautiful orange fungi in the planter median of the strip mall. I don't know exactly what type of mushroom they are but they were so bright and fun to see.


We jumped out of the car with cell phone cameras at the ready.

Parking Lot Fungi - four bright orange mushrooms


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March 4, 2020

While hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains, I came across this unusual looking fungus growing on a tree. It looks like a piece of candy corn. I couldn't resist taking a picture of something so unusual.

Nature's Oddity (Fungus) - orange, yellow, and white fungus on a fallen tree


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December 8, 2020

While hanging out some laundry on a sunny November day, rare in this area, I spotted these interesting fungi. I am not sure what type these are. I love taking photos of mushrooms and other fungi. I hope you enjoy them.

Fungi Photos - irregularly shaped fungi


July 31, 2007

My mother was taking her walk in the woods at the cottage and happened upon this fab mushroom. I snapped this shot after something took a bite out of the side.

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October 7, 2009

Wild mushroom or toadstool I can just imagine a little fairy sticking her head out to peek at me!

Large Mushroom in Garden


August 3, 2008

I'm finding odd shaped and colored mushrooms in my yard. Some are pretty, some are not.

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