Whitinsville Mushrooms

In the afternoon there was a break in the rain so I decided to check my usual spots.  This cold weather appears to be what the puffballs like.  Here are a group of Pear-shaped Puffballs,  about 1.5" high.

From my first impression of eating A. muscaria, the button stage like this one is the best.  This one had a cap of about 2".

Revisited the stump with the tough little mushrooms.  They grew older and are no longer so tough.  They appear to grow out of cracks in the stump so are they growing out of the stump or the dirt that accumulated in the cracks?  Bill Neill thinks this is a Mycena of some kind.


Spore print white.  Larger spore measured 8.6 x 4.8 microns

This one confused me for a while because I never found it when it was mature.
Honey Mushroom aka Armillaria ostoyae.
  They were growing under white pine possibly off the root shown at top center and bottom left. The  largest cap is about 3".


Spore print pale cream.  Larger spore measured 9.6 x 4.8 microns.  Photo shows many undeveloped spores.

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