Mushroom or Toadstool?

Apparently there is no real scientific difference between toadstools and mushrooms. The names are interchangeable, although some people use the term toadstool for the fungi they know to be poisonous or inedible. Regardless, I wouldn’t think about eating these that popped up along our drive after a recent rain.   “The sudden appearance of mushrooms…

A sudden appearance

The sudden appearance of mushrooms after a summer rain is one of the more impressive spectacles of the plant world. (John Tyler Bonner) These popped up overnight in our garden.

FFF Challenge: Fiery Fungi

“F” is the letter this week in Frizztext’s A-Z alphabet challenge.  My submission is a photo taken a few days ago when, walking down the drive to pick up the mail, I spotted these red mushrooms under the holly bush.   For more on this week’s challenge, see http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2013/08/06/fff-challenge/