When: 2011-10-31

Collection location: Acacia Memorial Park, Lake Forest Park, King Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Tim Sage (NMNR)

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Hundreds of Witch’s Hats, on Halloween, in a Cemetery!

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Tim beat me to it
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2019-11-01 03:00:49 EET (+0200)
Happy Halloween!
By: Tim Sage (NMNR)
2019-10-31 21:27:13 EET (+0200)
Happy Halloween!
By: Tim Sage (NMNR)
2017-10-31 22:40:31 EET (+0200)
Happy Halloween!
By: Tim Sage (NMNR)
2015-10-31 18:26:35 EET (+0200)
Happy Halloween!
By: Tim Sage (NMNR)
2014-10-31 18:48:26 EET (+0200)

Happy Halloween!

I still love this.
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2013-10-31 20:41:00 EET (+0200)
By: Tim Sage (NMNR)
2013-10-31 19:18:29 EET (+0200)

Enjoy it!

Almost forgot about this awesome Halloween obs…..
By: Tim Sage (NMNR)
2012-10-18 20:16:29 EEST (+0300)


Too cool!

Redwoods and Hygrocybes
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2011-11-02 18:32:27 EET (+0200)

I haven’t collected much under Sequoiadendron giganteum and don’t know if they have a similar mycoflora to Sequoia sempervirens which is where my experience is derived from.

It would be interesting to see how this group breaks up.

H. conica agg.
By: Andreas (AK_CCM)
2011-11-02 15:17:45 EET (+0200)

I vaguely remember me that Hygrocybe conica is an aggregate of a few species but I couldn’t find the source.

There are huge Sequoiadendron giganteum….
By: Tim Sage (NMNR)
2011-11-02 04:40:24 EET (+0200)

…In this cemetery, but not near my other grassland observations of H. conica. I’ll go collect some tomorrow and see how many spores on those basidia, and next time I see the other ones I will do the same.

Thanks much for the info, Nathan.

H. conica on grass vs. under redwoods
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2011-11-02 04:27:02 EET (+0200)

I’m curious how often you’ve found H. conica in grass like this. It appears to be fairly common given your other observations I see on MO. This habitat is consistent with how this species typically occurs in Europe, but is unusual in California. In California it is much more common under coast redwoods.

I have seen it in a grass in a cemetery in Monterey, CA and in a regular lawn in LA, observation 310. The specimen in LA I looked at under the scope and noted that the basidia had two spores as described in the Swiss book. However, in Largent he describes it as four spored.

I would be interested to know if the material you’re finding in grass is two spored or four spored. I’d also be interested in looking at this in specimens collected under redwoods in California as well as other parts of the world.

Infinity Burial Suit
By: IntoTheFlames
2011-11-02 04:10:27 EET (+0200)

I just described this to my girlfriend with perhaps too much enthusiasm. “Is that what you want, honey?” she asked, followed by an excited “Yes!” from me. “That’s disgusting!” she replied, “I don’t want to think about your decomposing body.”

Here’s to the patient companions who meander through the woods with us.

By: IntoTheFlames
2011-11-01 09:58:29 EET (+0200)


Infinity Burial Project
By: Tim Sage (NMNR)
2011-11-01 09:40:18 EET (+0200)
It’d be sweet…
By: IntoTheFlames
2011-11-01 09:31:13 EET (+0200)

…to be buried with the spores of a favorite fungus.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-11-01 07:48:04 EET (+0200)


I was so dorkily excited…
By: Tim Sage (NMNR)
2011-11-01 07:19:14 EET (+0200)

When I saw them! The photos don’t even do the patch justice.

By: IntoTheFlames
2011-11-01 06:53:51 EET (+0200)

Best Halloween picture I’ve seen anywhere all month long!
Thanks, Tim!

By: Tim Sage (NMNR)
2011-11-01 05:12:44 EET (+0200)


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