Finding Lost Fungi

I brought the camera today to get some photos of fungi I’d spotted a few days ago.

When I rode out with Rob the other day I saw the mushrooms on a log and figured I’d come back and get the pictures later that week. They didn’t look like the type that would disappear overnight or even in a week. Yesterday I brought the camera with me, too. But I couldn’t find the log. I even drove back and forth a couple of times past the place where I thought it should have been.

Today I went out again and brought the camera again. But this time I had a passenger. Since I had been riding shotgun when I saw them the first time, I thought perhaps it was something easier to see from that perspective. My son groaned over the “chore” of having to look for the log – it taxes his, and everyone’s, patience to just ride with me because I drive so slow on the dirt roads. I drive that slow to spare vehicles the wear and tear, but also because I’m looking at plants along the sides of the road. Having the passenger do the looking worked!

Once they were spotted and Garrison showed me where they were, I still had a hard time seeing them from the driver’s seat. From where I sat I could barely see them on the log as we passed.


I am not a fungi expert. I only know the names of a few different mushrooms (the ones I know I can eat), but I love finding and photographing them. So you’ll see this lack of technical knowledge in the naming of my photos…

big brown fungi
big brown fungi
pale fungi
pale fungi
fungi and sweetgum ball
fungi and sweetgum ball

About Wild Ozark
Wild Ozark is a nature farm. Mostly we grow rocks. I use those rocks and some of the herbs to make earth pigments and watercolor paints. We also grow native clay that I use for paint and various other things. And then there are the trees. We grow lots of trees. My husband uses some for his woodworking and some for our Burnt Kettle Shagbark Hickory Syrup, but for the most part they stand around creating good air, shade, & habitat for the ginseng nursery.

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About the voice behind this blog, Madison Woods
I'm a creative old soul living way off the beaten path with my husband in the wild Ozark Mountains. You can find my art on display and for sale at the Kingston Square Arts shop in Kingston, Arkansas. It's a tiny little town and a bit off the path to anywhere at all, but a wonderful ride out to a most beautiful part of our state. Besides homesteading, growing plants & making arts & crafty things, I write books and stories. My rural fantasy fiction, written under the pen name, Ima Erthwitch, usually takes place in a much altered Ozarks.

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Madison Woods is a Nature Artist & Fantasy Author living in the wild Ozark hills of northwest Arkansas. She uses native rocks, clay, and botanicals to create works of art to capture the magic of nature. Her writing reflects her love of adventure in the rural outback.

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