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I finally talked my girlfriend into going out and seeing what we could find. Shes not so interested in my new hobby but we went to the library and got a few books and headed out to the local park. We didn't have very much luck but I'll post my findings. We were trying to get off the beaten path to say but the only mushrooms we found were growing out of the steps on the main path. I'm not looking for much identification help since I'm pretty sure I didn't find anything interesting. But if anyone knows it offhand it would be appreciated. These are the first little guys we found. Heres a close up. Fairly small, hollow stem, black or purple spores, doesn't seem to bruise much.
This is the second batch we found. I think these are the same ones. They were right next to the other ones but are obviously deteriorating. Theres the underside. These were alittle bit bigger. Im pretty sure the spores are a dark purple. Cap is about 1" in dia. and the stem is about 3" long and also hollow.
After marching up in the woods we went down by the beach to look around. I then saw a snake and promptly ran back to the car ending my hunt.
On my way back I found this clam in the grass and it had eaten a fly. I returned it to the water and have no idea how it got that far away from the beach. It was probably a good 500 feet away and up hill.
I had fun at least. Hopfully will have better luck next time.
yeah the last 3 pictures are coprinus sp. possibly coprinus micaceus. the first two look a little like coprinus atramentarius, but thats not for sure. welcome to the shroomery, and congrats on your first hunt. Get out there as often as you can, you usualy learn something new every hunt!