As a child I used to love kicking wild mushrooms over. As a parent I wouldn't let my children go near them because I just knew that they were poisonous and growing out of a pile of pooh! Now, as a photographer I search for these fancy fungi... and get very irritated when I find that they have been kicked over by some little bratty child.
The study of mushrooms is called mycology. I had every intention of looking up the names of these mushrooms, but after browsing for a few minutes in the many mycology sites I was completely utterly confused and have already reconsidered my pursuit in the field of mycology.
And so, with my limited mycological identification skills, I present three different kinds of mushrooms that I encountered along the trail at Cattail Marsh. They are, from top to bottom 1)Gigantic Pretty White Mushroom 2) Pretty Brown and White Mushroom and 3) Orange Ringed Mushroom.
Okay, these aren't the scientific names... infact, they aren't even the proper names, but they work for me! In the future I think I'll stick to eating them.