This is a good time to go mushroom hunting, whether for food, visual delight, or to play the often-frustrating game of trying to identify all the strange and colorful fungi in your own area. The image immediately below, we guess, is of Hygrocybe coccinea, which also is known as the Scarlet Hood, Scarlet Waxcap, and – our favorite – Righteous Red Waxy Cap:


In addition to the Righteous specimen above, we’ve been working on identifying the following from a recent walk; see how you do:

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(Brooklin, Maine)