Mushroom Hunting

Last Update: 11 October 2015

Glen and Susan started Mushroom Foraging on 22 Sept 2013 by taking a foraging tour with Chef Robin of Swallowtail Tours in Lynn Valley, BC. Since then we've been finding mushrooms everywhere we look - to the extent that it is now impossible to simply "go for a walk in the park"! We sometimes miss the ocean and mountains and forest all around us because our eyes are focused on the ground.

The following table provides information about every mushroom we THINK we have found. But be warned, identification of many species is very difficult and if you are wrong, it can be toxic or deadly. We have no useful expertise in mushroom identification yet, and the Confidence value in the table points out how sure (or not) we think we are of our identifications. You'll notice that for most of them we're not very confident! You should not use this web page as a knowlegable resource, and any use of this material is at your own risk.

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If you can offer any suggestions to correct or improve the identification of these mushrooms, please feel free to contact me at glen.bodie --at-- gmail.com

In the following table, click on any row to show/hide the detailed information for that mushroom, or click here to show/hide the details for the whole list. There are a lot of images, so it might take a while to load this page completely. Mouse over an image to see the description. Click on any image to see it full size in a new browser tab or window.

Name and Details Photos
1. King Stropharia or Giant Garden Stropharia (Stropharia rugoso-annulata)
   Confidence: 4/10
2. Fairy Ring or Scotch Bonnet (Marasimus oreades)
   Confidence: 7/10   See also #65
3. Potent Psilocybe or Magic Mushroom (Psilocybe cyanescens)
   Confidence: 3/10
4. Witch's Hat or Conical Waxy Cap (Hygrocybe conica)
   Confidence: 9/10   See also #46, #47, #57
5. Meadow Mushroom (Agaricus campestris or some other A.?)
   Confidence: 5/10   See also #11, #30
6. Russula (Emetic, Rosy, ???) (Russula emetica, rosacea, ???)
   Confidence: 5/10
7. Unknown (May be Russula or Tricoloma populinum or Clitocybe dealbata)
   Confidence: 0/10
8. Probably Lichen
   Confidence: 0/10
9. Tumbling Puffball (Bovista plumbea)
   Confidence: 8/10   See also #70
10. Unknown, possibly in the Cortinarius family
   Confidence: 0/10
11. Meadow Mushroom (Agaricus campestris or some other A. ???)
   Confidence: 5/10   See also #5, #30
12. LBM
   Confidence: 0/10
13. Shaggy Mane (Coprinus comatus)
   Confidence: 10/10
14. Shaggy Parasol (Lepiota rachodes)
   Confidence: 7/10   See also #15, #86
15. Shaggy Parasol (young) (Lepiota rachodes)
   Confidence: 7/10   See also #14, #86
16. The Prince (Agaricus augustus)
   Confidence: 8/10
17. Unknown
   Confidence: 0/10
18. Unknown, probably an Agaricus of some kind
   Confidence: 1/10
19. Inky Cap (Coprinus atramentarius)
   Confidence: 5/10
20. Unknown, probably an Agaricus of some kind
   Confidence: 1/10
21. Giant Horse Mushroom (Agaricus osecanus)
   Confidence: 3/10
22. Woodland Agaricus (Agaricus silvicola)
   Confidence: 3/10
23. Unknown, probably an Agaricus of some kind
   Confidence: 1/10
24. Unknown, probably an Agaricus of some kind
   Confidence: 1/10
25. Honey Mushroom (Armillaria melea)
   Confidence: 7/10   See also #37, #51, #55, #73
26. Woman on Motorcycle (Lepiota naucina)
   Confidence: 4/10
27. Fly Amanita (Amanita muscaria)
   Confidence: 10/10
28. Milk Cap (Toadskin or Bearded) (Lactarius, maybe olivaceoumbrinus or torminosis)
   Confidence: 5/10
29. Fat Jack (Suillus caerulescens or S. ponderosus)
   Confidence: 5/10
30. Meadow Mushroom (Agaricus campestris or maybe some other A. ???)
   Confidence: 2/10   See also #5, #11
31. Orange Peel Fungus (Aleuria aurantia)
   Confidence: 10/10
32. Poison Pax or Inrolled Pax (Paxillus involutus)
   Confidence: 5/10
33. Glutinous Gomphidius (Gomphidius glutinosus)
   Confidence: 5/10
34. Western Amethyst Laccaria (Laccaria amethysteo-occidentalis)
   Confidence: 8/10
35. Fluted Black Elfin Saddle (Helvella lacunosa)
   Confidence: 8/10
   See also #48
36. Candy Cap or Jumbo Gym (Lactarius rubidus or Gymnopilus ventricosus)
   Confidence: 3/10
37. Honey Mushroom (Amillaria mellea)
   Confidence: 4/10   See also #25, #51, #55, #73
38. Unknown, probably an Agaricus of some kind
   Confidence: 1/10
39. Unknown, probably a Russula of some kind
   Confidence: 2/10
40. Unknown, probably a Cortinarius of some kind
   Confidence: 1/10
41. Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus)
   Confidence: 2/10   See also #61
42. Unknown
   Confidence: 0/10
43. Insidious Gomphidius (Gomphidius oregonensis)
   Confidence: 5/10
44. Unknown
   Confidence: 0/10
45. Butter Bolete (Boletus appendiculatus)
   Confidence: 3/10
46. Witch's Hat (Hygrocybe conica)
   Confidence: 3/10   See also #4, #47, #57
47. Witch's Hat (Hygrocybe conica)
   Confidence: 2/10   See also #4, #46, #57
48. Black Elfin Saddle (Helvella lacunosa)
   Confidence: 5/10   See also #35
49. some kind of Coral Mushroom (Clavulina or Ramaria or Tremellodendropsis tuberosa)
   Confidence: 4/10
50. Witch's Butter (Tremella mesenterica)
   Confidence: 5/10
51. Honey Mushroom (Armillaria mellea)
   Confidence: 8/10   See also #25, #37, #55, #73
52. Unknown
   Confidence: 0/10
53. Unknown
   Confidence: 0/10
54. Unknown
   Confidence: 0/10
55. Honey Mushroom (Armillaria mellea)
   Confidence: 2/10   See also #25, #37, #51, #73
56. Lobster Mushroom (Hypomyces lactifluorum)
   Confidence: 9/10
57. Witch's Hat (Hygrocybe conica)
   Confidence: 6/10   See also #4, #46, #47
58. Varnished Conk (Ganoderma lucidum or G. tsugae or similar)
   Confidence: 4/10
59. Unknown Conk
   Confidence: 0/10
60. Boletes, some kind of assortment (Boletus)
   Confidence: 2/10
61. Oyster Mushroom variants (Pleurotis ostreatus)
   Confidence: 1/10   See also #41
62. Unknown, maybe a Clitocybe of some kind
   Confidence: 0/10
63. Unknown, possibly in Armillaria family
   Confidence: 0/10   See also #64
64. Unknown, possibly in Armillaria family
   Confidence: 0/10   See also #63
65. Fairy Ring (Marasimus oreades)
   Confidence: 5/10   See also #2
66. Unknown, probably something in the Russula family
   Confidence: 2/10
67. Hideous Gomphidius (Gomphidius glutinosus)
   Confidence: 5/10
68. Shaggy-stalked Parasol (Lepiota clypeolaria or L. ventriosospora)
   Confidence: 6/10
69. Giant Horse Mushroom (Agaricus osecanus or A. nivescens)
   Confidence: 6/10
70. Puffball (Lycoperdon ???)
   Confidence: 8/10   
71. Unknown
   Confidence: 0/10
72. Unknown
   Confidence: 0/10
73. Honey Mushroom (Armillaria mellea)
   Confidence: 9/10   See also #25, #37, #51, #55
74. Not sure, but definitely in the Agaricus group
   Confidence: 4/10
75. Unknown
   Confidence: 0/10
76. Unknown
   Confidence: 0/10
77. Panther Amanita (Amanita pantherina)
   Confidence: 8/10
78. possible Tork (Agaricus bitoquis)
   Confidence: 2/10
79. Scaly Pholiota (Pholiota squarrosa)
or Yellow-veiled Amanita (Amanita francheti)
   Confidence: 0/10
80. Angel Wings (Pleurocybella porrigens)
   Confidence: 8/10
81. Some kind of Agaricus (Agaricus ?)
   Confidence: 2/10
82. Unknown
   Confidence: 0/10
83. Unknown
   Confidence: 0/10
84. Unknown
   Confidence: 0/10
85. Some kind of Agaricus (Agaricus ?)
   Confidence: 2/10
86. Shaggy Parasol (Lepiota rachodes)
   Confidence: 9/10   See also #14, #15