Notes: Same site as http://www.mushroomobserver.org/11589 and almost exactly one year later. This time there were at least a dozen scattered in the same area.
I now know much more about the trees nearby: the birch is Betula papyrifera, the pines are Pinus resinosa, Pinus banksiana, and Pinus strobus, and there’s also Picea sp., Abies balsamea, Populus tremuloides, and Acer sp. close enough to be the host.
The first two photos show a typical specimen; the third one that’s had more sun. The younger such were bleached nearly white except in the center — resembling the ones in http://www.mushroomobserver.org/11897 — whereas the older were tanned and shriveled, dried out by the sun and resembling http://www.mushroomobserver.org/12683 and the third photo of this observation.
Outskirts of Zone 02, in tall grass near two groups of trees, one the bulk of Zone 02 and the other a part of the main woods belonging to Zone 03.
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