Tuesday, November 26, 2013

October 2nd Mushroom Hike at Camden Hills State Park

On October 2nd, we took a hike with other homeschoolers up one of the trails at Camden Hills State Park looking for mushrooms and enjoying the woods.  Here are some of the photos from our mushroom hike!

Sharing information before we hiked.

Once when we attended a workshop at a local nature center, we were told that these mushrooms were called "fire mushrooms" and that they were once used by Native Americans to carry fire.  According to this link http://wildwoodsurvival.com/survival/fire/tinder/tinderfungus/false.html, this is "false tinder fungus."

If it were "true tinder fungus" it would look differently

Here's an article about chaga ("true tinder fungus"), which is found in abundance here on Maine's birch trees.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-stamets/chaga-mushroom_b_1974571.html

What is this kind of mushroom called?  I should ask Sasha!

And this?

Some kind of shelf mushroom?

A variety of mushrooms were collected along the walk.

Black trumpets!  Way to go Ann!

Ann holding her find!

We then drove to the top of Mt Battie, ate our sandwiches and took some pics of Penobscot Bay.

I love the view from the top!  I never get sick of it!

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