Observation 58866: Psilocybe cyanescens Wakef.

When: 2010-11-14

Collection location: Briarcrest Neighborhood, Shoreline, King Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Tim Sage (NMNR)

No specimen available

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come on guys…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-12-02 10:59:36 EST (-0500)

stop it.

Just curious
By: Mushroom Viper
2010-12-01 23:26:12 EST (-0500)

I wonder if Noah’s flesh bruises blue…

Two thumbs up, Debbie!
By: Tim Sage (NMNR)
2010-11-16 16:09:05 EST (-0500)

Very nicely put.

people, people…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-11-16 15:50:17 EST (-0500)

let’s play nice, shall we?

everybody here has their mushroom bias. if you don’t enjoy somebody’s images or remarks, don’t look at them or read them! Easy enuf.

Sure there’s a lot of chaff here, but plenty of wheat kernels for those who care to search.

By and large, I think that our mushroom world is a better place with MO in it, with info and image sharing available to all…and you never know what novice might just stumble upon the next great fungus, and even be able to capture it with a sharply focused photo! I love seeing what is up and fruiting around the world in real time, don’t you? Even if some of those photos are less than stellar, or sometimes sightings are repetitive…

I am an MO fan, so color me optimistic! As my good buddy Haz-Mat Noah sez, guess that I’m just a people (and fungus) person..;)

I will study the mushrooms…..
By: Tim Sage (NMNR)
2010-11-16 13:52:19 EST (-0500)

I want to study, you can study the mushrooms that you want to study.

I find Psilocybe more interesting than Psathyrella or Tubaria, but am not consumed by them. I don’t eat them, I photograph them!

So now I am not contributing in a “real way” because I don’t post EVERY mushroom I see? When I see a particularly good-looking or interesting Psathyrella, Leratiomyces, and Tubaria; I photograph and database them. I am still fairly new to all of this, and shoot what I am familiar with.

I am sure my ratio will shift throughout the years, but for now you will have to deal with me posting Psilocybe whenever I see it. Don’t worry though, the frosts are coming. I will likely have another 500 observations of non-Psilocybe mushrooms before you have to see another one from me…..

One more thing, to be honest I can’t stand the people that are consumed by them either!

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2010-11-16 11:04:02 EST (-0500)

“You hate Psilocybes so much you had to count my observations of them?”
lets get one thing straight, I don’t hate Psilocybe; I just can’t stand the people who are consumed by them.

“Who cares what I post?”
A lot on people on MO care. Some enjoy what you post, some are impartial, some don’t like the repeating species and sub-par photos of them.

“I am contributing to mycology, even if you don’t like this genus.”
If you were contributing in any meaningful way you would be posting EVERY mushroom you saw in Shoreline, not just your binky. I have seen plenty of P. cyanescens the past couple of weeks and KNOW that you have to be stepping all over the Tubaria, Leratiomyces and Psathyrella to photograph your single specimen of Psilocybe.

“I think your observations of this species are valuable data. Please keep up the great work!”
…. these people

“Don’t worry so much about what other people do!”
What, me worry?

Thanks, Alan!
By: Tim Sage (NMNR)
2010-11-16 02:46:13 EST (-0500)

I figured you would chime in and have my back!

valuable data
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2010-11-16 01:48:35 EST (-0500)

I think your observations of this species are valuable data. Please keep up the great work!

I have recorded
By: Tim Sage (NMNR)
2010-11-16 00:28:01 EST (-0500)

The observations of this mushroom 20 times over three seasons. I don’t drive, so I am predominately a suburban hunter. This mushroom is a common suburban fungi in my area. I have nearly 500 observations, why does it matter if 20 of them are the same species? I like databasing my finds, and to me the date is as important as the location is as important as the age is as important as the habitat. Each observation is from a different location within Shoreline, on different dates.

I find it highly unlikely that Noah would have said a thing if it wasn’t a Psilocybe. He certainly does NOT hide his hatred of them.

I also find it unlikely the admins think I am doing anything wrong. Admins, please correct me if I am wrong. I think that most of the community will mind their own business and not worry so much about what others post, as long as it isn’t blurry shots of “fungi sp.”.

As far as hippies and police go, I could care less. I’m not picking them, so it matters little to me. I think they are beautiful, and enjoy shooting and logging them as I do all fungi.

Thank you for your input, Myxomop.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2010-11-15 19:34:29 EST (-0500)

really. there are contributions and then there is pure repetition. some of your observations demonstrate a few different habits/ages/conditions but many are identical aside from minute differences in camera angles and lighting. submissions in quantity offer nothing if the quality is unchanging.

You could include precise coordinates for each observation and accomplish some rather meaningful work by mapping out the specific distribution of a single species in a defined area, but doing so here would ultimately set the hippie masses and Shoreline PD against each other in a kind of cat and mouse until each and every patch was either harvested to death or sprayed.

do as you like. the admins and the community will decide.

Really Noah Siegel?
By: caphillkid
2010-11-15 15:57:47 EST (-0500)


Hahaha, Noah…..
By: Tim Sage (NMNR)
2010-11-15 13:40:33 EST (-0500)

You hate Psilocybes so much you had to count my observations of them?

Who cares what I post? I am contributing to mycology, even if you don’t like this genus. Don’t worry so much about what other people do!

I love all fungi, and hold no grudge against a genera like you do with multiple.

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2010-11-15 11:55:27 EST (-0500)

is the 19th observation of P. cyanescens you have posted from Shoreline, WA…
Enough is enough already.

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