When: 2014-08-03

Collection location: Pogonip Open Space Reserve, Santa Cruz, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Thomas Laxton (Tao)

No specimen available

This was growing up on a limb of a standing dead oak tree.


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It was under the redwoods.
By: Thomas Laxton (Tao)
2014-08-08 10:14:10 PDT (-0700)

There was several Sequoia supplying shade and we have had some thick fogs lately. That may have been enough to spark some growth.

Amazingly lush
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2014-08-08 09:38:44 PDT (-0700)

given the drought like you said.
Was it a particularly shaded microclimate (like a deep valley on a north-facing slope?).

Thanks Randy.
By: Thomas Laxton (Tao)
2014-08-06 21:28:13 PDT (-0700)

I have found H. erinaceus during August in this area before. It’s just crazy that we are in a serious drought and this is still fruiting.
Example: http://mushroomobserver.org/144109?q=27cvF

Hericium in August?!!!!
By: Randy Longnecker (Randy L.)
2014-08-06 20:54:54 PDT (-0700)

Crazy stuff man. Nice find.