Observation 116473: Phellodon atratus K.A. Harrison
When: 2012-11-11
No herbarium specimen

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I like what Noah and Christian are trying to do.
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-11-28 15:48:04 PST (-0800)

Putting together even the bare framework of a North American mycota is a huge undertaking, and one which will not by any means be completed by one or two people. Even if these recent photographyless observations were not in the pursuit of that goal, I would have little ground on which to stand if I wanted to give them grief for this, because they are acting completely within the confines of the Mushroom Observer mission statement.

That said…

As entitled as you are and anyone else is to record fruitings by nothing more than date and location in the form of observations on this site, the remainder of the usership are equally entitled to consider these assertions and vote/propose/discuss accordingly. When and where enough people require more proof before tacitly accepting a private determination, they can and will change an observation to reflect that uncertainty. Consensus is king.

Do I sound like a broken record yet???

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2013-11-28 11:08:32 PST (-0800)

Happy Thanksgiving…

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2013-11-28 11:07:19 PST (-0800)

I photographed 22 species the day of the Jedediah Smith State Park list, (I think there was what, 118? species on the list). Most of these were MO shots, but as I did last year, they don’t get posted until I do picture editing when the season is over, (Feb-March). So yes, about 100 of those records don’t have a photograph or a specimen.

Please go vote As If! on them all. I, like many others in the fungal world do not care what you think.

By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-11-28 10:23:00 PST (-0800)

if you have time to make a post and bitch and comment here, you have time to put up a photo.

poor poor Noah, so beleaguered.

lamenting the bullshit on MO…
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2013-11-28 09:36:14 PST (-0800)

I shouldn’t engage the DV, nothing good ever comes from it… But…

I don’t have time to photograph everything I see; a single day in late Oct I saw over 200 species, but looking back I got photographs of 26 species that day, (5 of which were “throw it in a pile and shoot” pics).

To use P. atratus as an example, I see it every time I’m in a spruce forest on the far north coast; I have about 10 different photographs of it, including two which are on MO and a couple more that will go up when I do my picture editing for the fall season; (if I don’t get fed up with the BS here before then). I can’t photograph this or most of the other species I see every day I’m out, so making a species list to post on MO seems like the best option.

If this is a bad example for this site, maybe I don’t belong here.

By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2013-11-28 08:35:54 PST (-0800)

Lovely fungus and photo, Christian!

not quite…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-11-28 07:28:33 PST (-0800)

more like a lament.

still, you have a lovely sighting here, and a fine, readily identifiable photo.

thanks for setting a good example for others.

Debbie Viess made a joke
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2013-11-27 11:39:44 PST (-0800)
lovely example Christian…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-11-27 11:29:48 PST (-0800)

compare to this recent sighting from the PNW, here:

Oh wait! You can’t. No photo.

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