Freaky Fungus and Other Finds

by Laurie Madsen March. 31, 2019 1200 views
Mystery Mushroom Growing Through Snow and Ice

Mystery Mushroom Growing Through Snow and Ice

Mystery Mushroom Growing Through Snow and Ice

Mystery Mushroom Growing Through Snow and Ice

Canadian Geese are Back

Canadian Geese are Back

Canadian Geese Running for Cover

Canadian Geese Running for Cover

March Ice Patterns

March Ice Patterns

March Ice Patterns

March Ice Patterns

I went for a walk today and stumbled upon this mysterious mushroom growing out of the frozen bank of ice and snow. I have never seen such a thing and would be interested in hearing if anyone else has ever seen mushrooms growing in the snow like this.

It was deep and dense crystalized snow on the bank of our snowmobile trail and seems odd to me, because the ground is still frozen where there is no snow.

Can anyone identify it?

I spotted a couple of geese off in the distance, so took a few snapshots as they headed for cover. Then I came across these interesting patterns in the ice.

While we wait for things to turn green and start blossoming, it's exciting to see anything to take a picture of this time of year!

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Olga Helys 2 years, 5 months ago

#1 GREAT FIND

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Antonio Gil 2 years, 5 months ago

It seems the area around the fungus is warmer and melts the snow. Interesting

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David Swatton 2 years, 5 months ago

Very odd - fungi usually hate frost. Great find though.

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess 2 years, 5 months ago

Fascinating early appearance of the ice mushroom!
Lovely camera work. 
We are finding Canadian Geese al around town, these days...

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
Björn Roose 2 years, 5 months ago

I believe this kind of mushroom is called "on the rocks" smile

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
Laurie Madsen Replied to Björn Roose 2 years, 5 months ago

lolsmile

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
Russell Smith 2 years, 5 months ago

Magikal Mushrooms of the Mystical variety. Honestly I would have 0 clue. I can id wild morrels anything else I have 0 confidence in my ability to id a shroom in the wild.

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
Laurie Madsen Replied to Russell Smith 2 years, 5 months ago

It is magical even if it isn't the one's that take you to Alice's Wonderland!
Just the power to grow through ice and snow is magical!
Mushrooms are generally so fragile and frost damage easily- I just stood there in disbelief of what I was looking at!
I do gather wild mushrooms such as black trumpets, chicken of the woods, miatake, shaggy manes, turkey tails, chaga, king boletes, chanterelles, birch polypores and others. Some for teas and others to eat. Some are super easy to identify. I don't touch the ones I don't know for sure. There's plenty that are 'fool proof".

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