Fungi, Slime Molds, Lichen

 

Nidulariaceae – Bird Nest Mushroom – Lucas Valley – January
Manzanita Bolete – Leccinum manzanitae (growing under Madrone) – Indian Valley College Open Space – April
Manzanita Bolete – Leccinum manzanitae – the black scales are called  scabers

Omphalotus olearius (jack-o’-lantern mushrooms) – bioluminescent (glows in the dark) – Bahia Wetlands, Novato – November

Aleuria aurantia – Orange Peel Fungus – near Phoenix Lake – March
Oyster Mushroom – Sky Oaks Loop – November
Big Laughing Gym/Jim (Spectacular Rustgill, Gymnopilus junonius) – Lucas Valley – November
Laetiporus sulphureus – Sulphur Shelf or Chicken of the Woods – Bahia Trail – November
Scarlet Milky Cap – Steep Ravine – February
Russula sanguinea (bloody brittlegill), Lake Lagunitas – December
Earth Star – Bahia Open Space – November
Caulorhiza umbonata – Redwood Rooter – Bootjack, Mt. Tam – February
Hericium coralloides – Lucas Valley – February
Coral mushroom (Ramaria sp.) – Lake Lagunitas – December
King Alfred’s Cake, or Cramp Balls (Daldinia concentrica) – Phoenix Lake – March
Exidia glandulosa – Black witches butter – Lake Bon Tempe, Rocky Ridge – February
Poor man’s licorice – Lake Lagunitas – December
Puffballs – Lucas Valley – December
Dead Man’s Foot – Tennessee Valley, Marin County – October
Turkey Tail – Lucas Valley – February
Jelly fungi (Tremella foliacea) – Steep Ravine – February
Antrodia madronae (a shelf fungus) – Lake Bon Tempe, Rocky Ridge – February
Honey Mushroom (Armillaria) – Bootjack, Mt. Tam – November
Candlestick Fungus (Xylaria hypoxylon) – Lake Lagunitas – December
Wolf’s-Milk Slime (Toothpaste Slime) – Lycogala epidendrum – Near Phoenix Lake, Fairfax – April
Raspberry slime mold (Trichia scabra)- Lake Bon Tempe, Fairfax – February
Alga Trentepohlia – Pt. Reyes – September
Niebla laminaria lichen – Tennessee Valley Trail – October
Lace Lichen (Ramalina menziesii) – Bahia Trail – November