In August, 2003, my wife and I traveled to Québec City, Québec, Canada for the 2003 North American Mycological Society foray. Before reaching Québec, we mushroomed in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
No microscope was available, so all of these fungi were identified by macroscopic features using these field guides:
Most of these species do not occur in the Western United States.
All photographs © Michael Wood. Click on the species name to see the photo. Some photos also have a higher resolution version available by clicking on the "Hi Res Photo" icon.
From a distance this mushroom looks like a typical polypore growing on a tree. Upon closer inspection you will notice that it has spines instead of pores on the lower surface.
This bolete blues very quickly!
Called "the old man of the woods", a strange name with an unknown origin.
This bright little Clavaria is uncommon.
Often called the "yellow foot" chanterelle. Here on the west coast we sometimes call them the "winter chanterelle" because they appear in January and February. I'm sure they don't do that in Québec!
Moss is a common habitat for Galerinas.
A very handsome Lactarius.
Few Nolaneas are bright colored, this is the exception.
One of several Russulas with green colors in the cap.
Scleroderma species are often called "earthballs" to distinguish them from the "true" puffballs. Earthballs, which are related to the boletes, are mycorrhizal and not edible. The puffballs are related to Agaricus, are saprophytic, and are generally edible when young.
Also called Oudemansiella radicata, this mushroom is reputably edible.