Wouldn't this make a pretty Christmas card photo? Bright red British Soldiers nestled among vivid green moss that looks like tiny Christmas trees. And they look just like this all winter. (If you can find them under the snow.)
Wow! Talk about orange! This brilliantly colored bracket fungus is hard as wood and has a kind of suedey feel to its surface. Makes you wonder how those grass blades managed to pierce it. The fungal tissue must have formed around the blades.
Mmmm! Honey Mushrooms! (Armillaria mellea) I found bushels of these today, but picked only a couple of quarts to bring home to stew up with lots of butter. In this photo the caps are domed, but as they age they flatten out and become slightly trumpet shaped.
I found another bunch of those little pink slime mould balls called Wolf's Milk or Toothpaste Slime (Lycogala epidendrum), dozens growing on a rotting log. Each one is about the size of a rather small pea.
Another delicious mushroom, called Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus). They were a little old and dry or I would have harvested these to bring home for supper.
These are called Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor). For obvious reasons. Pretty, aren't they? They'd make a nice Thanksgiving decoration.