Mushrooms, Insects And Flowers: A Hike With My Macro Lens
It was a spectacular Summer day here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Clear skies and cool Canadian air filtered into the Commonwealth. It was a perfect day to search for wild mushrooms. Once again I hiked with the macro lens on my camera since I didn’t want to give my location away. I was only going to take photographs of things up close. As I began my hike I found this marsh morning-glory or bindweed growing along the trail.
For the first couple of miles I had little luck finding mushrooms. I found a couple of edible lactarius milkcaps or milker mushrooms. As I said in my previous blog posts, do not eat any wild mushroom unless you are absolutely certain they are edible since you can become very ill or die if you eat a poisonous species.
I believe it is a spined micrathena.
Of course, when I was out about three miles I started finding quite a few milker mushrooms. I gathered enough for a nice meal. On the way back I saw a number of species of colorful coral mushrooms including this yellow coral,
It wasn’t my best day for gathering mushrooms, but it was a wonderful 7 mile hike capturing some more of the beauty of nature through my macro lens. Here is a link to some more photographs from my hike. Macro lens hike August 10 2019.
“In summer the empire of insects spreads.”