27 October, 2011

Fun With Fungus

Wild Mushroom Show 2011
Every year the Puget Sound Mycological Society holds a Wild Mushroom Show and we decided to go to the 48th installment!  

This exhibit is one of the largest and most complete in the United States featuring over 200 varieties.  There were an incredible amount of shapes sizes and colors and has made me notice the mushrooms around me more.

Along with the mushrooms themselves there were chefs preparing samples, experts to identify any mushroom you brought in from home and even a section for yarn that had been dyed with mushrooms and lichen.  How cool is that?!

We had a good time and can certainly  see ourselves going again next year.  We're even considering joining PSMS to learn more about our fungal friends.

Below I'm sharing a few of my favorite specimens from the day.  Make sure you check out the color swatch for the mushroom/lichen dyes.  Pinks, purples, yellows, oranges and greens, who knew?!

Have a happy Thursday!

Tons of colors dyed from mushrooms and lichen!

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