Observation 29184: Psathyrella (Fr.) Quél.
When: 2009-11-28
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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2009-12-01 12:33:25 PST (-0800)

I think you’ll find I’m among the less qualified around here, but therein lies the beauty of MushroomObserver. This tool is for everyone, and even the experts are always learning new things. I’ve been introduced to more completely new, unheard-of genera here than in any other setting. And because it’s an interactive encyclopedia, and hence continually updating, revisions in taxonomy are reflected here as well, unlike a written guidebook or key.

I look forward to seeing more from your 2/3 acre jungle! It sounds like you’ve got all the mushroom habitat you can handle, and all just outside your back door. Keep at it while the weather permits, and don’t forget those underside shots! Cross sections (even of agarics), smell, tree association (if ascertainable), texture, size, and anything else you can think to contribute are all the better as well.

Katrina effect
By: Chaz (tripper1445)
2009-12-01 11:30:04 PST (-0800)

The people who owned the house before us had a tree hit the house after Katrina blew through. They cut a lot of these trees into giant logs and just piled them in the yard. Over time the thicket, brush and other things grew up around them. Dead trees fallen over and broken branches infiltrate the wooded area of our back yard as well. It’s very Myst like (it’s kind of like playing the game where you have to search for things). Right now it will remain as it is but one day some of those logs will have to be removed if we plan on doing anything more than just walking around it (snakes like these things). It’s all concentrated in a very small space and that makes it fun enough to go out and scour the woods. We call it Tomahna Woods!

If your interested in seeing some video just visit this link: http://www.flickr.com/...

This video was taken during the process of cutting the paths in Tomahna. It wasn’t completed at this time and I had not begun to notice any fungi at this point. But it did open the doors to what I eventually came to discover in our own yard. (I’m not through yet!)

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-12-01 10:45:54 PST (-0800)

Yes, clearing the wood will remove the substrate of a lot of these cool little saprotrophic fungi you have been posting observations for. You should just leave the dead wood there and let the fungi take care of it for you.

Your bio
By: Chaz (tripper1445)
2009-12-01 10:13:31 PST (-0800)

is really cool! I’ve been at this since September of this year(2009)and I realize that there is a lot more to this than meets the eye (literally speaking). I don’t really know how far I can immerse myself but I can go a little ways, mostly with photography. I need a better camera for that. So far, all of my pics are on our 2/3 acre of land. I wonder what’s beyond that here locally but I’m trying to exhaust all the possibilities here first. My goal is to document everything on our property. Almost every excursion has yielded something new to me, at least it looks new (as far as finding different species or such). There is a lot of dead wood and eventually it needs to be cleaned up. My concern is that it may take some of the possibilities away of the different fungi that may appear. Anyways, I hope that I can post something interesting and useful(at least identifiable)and I know that I can learn a lot from you and the others here on Mushroom Observer.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2009-12-01 02:39:09 PST (-0800)

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