On a BRDC “Explorer’s Club” outing today, an explorer found a mushroom patch in the forest. It was growing directly under an eastern red cedar, Virginia pine, and southern red oak tree (the trees overlap one another in the lower, middle and upper canopies). It was at a dry forested location at 410 ‘ elevation, and on a NW facing gentle slope with well drained acid soils. The mushrooms varied from 1 inch – 2inches tall, with a 1 inch cap.
The mushroom has not been identified yet.
What mushroom do you think it is? (If you have a guess, respond in the comments section below).
Pull out those ID books!
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