Wet conditions give rise to mystery mushrooms

by Linda Hubbard on November 20, 2011

Editor’s note: Soon after we published this photo, we heard from Elizabeth Houch, who emailed that the Bay Area Mushrooms group had “tentatively identified [the InMenlo mushrooms] as young lyophyllum decastes. Best not to eat roadside mushrooms.”

We’ve seen a lot of mushrooms pop up around Menlo Park but not sure if we’ve ever since this particular type with its cylindrical balls that feel a bit translucent. The fungi was spotted near a redwood tree on Johnson St., photographed just after .2″ of rain overnight, which brought the season-to-date total to 2″ compared to 2.1″ a year ago, according to InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ.

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