I love the outdoors and love taking pictures. We went camping in Pinckney, MI the last weekend in July and found these interesting mushrooms growing on the forest floor.
I enjoy looking up the actual name of any plants that I take a picture of. The name and type are usually hard to find by just guessing and looking it up online. Its like a mini research project and a fun learning experience at the same time. I definitely do not eat any of these and simply enjoy photographing these mushrooms. I began searching for more information on this site called Mushroom Appreciation. The site gives a slightly humorous detail about how to identify mushrooms by observing 8 characteristics: Gills, Stalk, Spore color, Bruising, Habitat, Time of Year, Cap description, and Smell/Taste.
I also found a Michigan Mushroom Hunters website! How interesting!! I will apply names to the images below if I can find out what they are: