More mushrooms of the field, plus a mystery thing

I know my last mushroom post left you wanting more, so here they are: the fungi of field season 2014.

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This one looks like a sunrise.

Puffball (?)

Puffball (?)

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A cascade of orange fungi.

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The field notebook is for scale—these were big.

The field notebook is for scale—these were big.

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Yellow blobby thing…

 

Yes, it's that sweaty mushroom again. I still want to know what's going on with this guy.

Yes, it’s that sweaty mushroom again. I still want to know what’s going on with this guy.

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So many rings of different colors.

And now for our mystery thing, which is possibly a fungus or possibly a lichen, and which has hairs that make it appear as though it is about to bite you, like a Venus flytrap. Anyone recognize this?

Where I initially found it.

Where I initially found it.

Whoops, I broke the rotten log trying to get a better look. Here it is out in full view.

Whoops, I broke the rotten log trying to get a better look. Here it is out in full view.

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