Appreciation: Fungi on Ruxton Island.

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  1. Keith Elliott

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    While I have been gone from the island for some 7 years, I do have quite a number of photos from that time. I don't have any idea what they might be named, but perhaps they may be of interest to you if you are interested in that subject. I will continue to post photos as I find them.

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    A few more here.....

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    Found a few more, this first one looks interesting...

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    Getting to the end here.....

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    I think this is all I have. The rest are so badly pixelated as to be unrecognizable.

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    What a fantastic contribution to the fungi forum Keith. Not easy to ID, but I'm sure someone @Frog on the forum will do so very soon.
     
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    Good afternoon D. What I know about fungi you could fit on the head of a pin and have all kinds of room left over.

    The physics/astronomy professor at the University in Nanaimo, Dr. William Weller, was an expert on these things. Occasionally, I would take him over a paper bag full to play with. I never had the courage to eat any of them, but apparently there were Chanterelles on Ruxton, although I don't know if I ever found any.
     
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    Keith, the second photo in the fourth set shows a Chaterelle; and the first photo in the second set has a Lobster Mushroom, another decent edible. The mushrooms on the left side of the first photo in the second row of the second set might be Wood Blewits, but I wouldn't trust an ID based on that photo only. If you really want someone to identify mushrooms, it is best to present only one type in each post and provide views of the top and bottom of the cap and the stem. Often a spore print is required for a good ID.
     
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    Many thanks for your reply vitog. I'm not able to provide any additional or better photos, as these were taken some 10 years or so ago. But should I ever find the need in future, I shall certainly do my best to get much better pictures.

    Given that you mention the Chanterelle above, it just goes to show you how little I know about mushrooms!

    I remember one year when we had some monstrous mushrooms growing there, and If I recall correctly, one of them was 17" across. The only place that might appear would be on the DIY site that I used to frequent. All my photos on my laptop suffered a deadly fate known as corrosion. Nothing was recoverable.
     
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    I think that goes for a lot of people Keith, so I think that @vitog posting is very apt on idehtification. But as you are not going back to Ruxton Island, the photos you do have will have to do.
    But ID of fungi that might be for the dinner table as you realise, is Sooooo important. It is not something one should ever take a guess at tbh.
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    And that is precisely why I didn't eat any of the mushrooms that I saw there! A case where a little knowledge might be a dangerous thing.
     
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    Greetings @Keith Elliott & thanks for sharing your fungal finds,
    As @vitog mentioned, more details and photo angles are needed, and 1 per post makes for a better/clearer discussion of each find.
    As well as ones already mentioned, I see some Gymnopilus, Hypholoma, Russula, Suillus, and others.
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    Wow! I am duly impressed by your obvious knowledge. But, as mentioned earlier, these photos are a number of years old, and there's no chance that I would ever be able to get any more. However, should I start to find some up here at Anglemont, you may be certain that I will be following your guidelines.

    And thank you indeed for enlightening me somewhat.
     
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