Fungi Friday - IN THE BAY AGAIN, UNDER THE OLD PINES

in Fungi Loverslast month (edited)

This year's fungi season didn't start very well here in my area. The weather is still pretty dry generally. The rains are short. There is a bit of humidity each morning, but it vanishes quickly. The result - life is quite pleasant, but there aren't many mushrooms around.
After a bit of exploring across a pretty large area from my seaside hometown to the central part of the Istra peninsula, I found out that the best place to get some Fungi Friday material from is actually very close, at a walking distance from my house ...

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... in the quiet shallow bay ...

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... near the port of Medulin, the town in which I live.

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Although the variety of species isn't that great, there is always something new to discover or something old to reinterpret.

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This time the new was a group of minuscule white mushrooms that grew on the humid, decaying straw of grass or some other small, herbaceous plant on the meadow. I don't remember noticing this species before. Near the fully developed fruiting bodies on this and the previous photograph, you may notice some much smaller white spheres.

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These mushrooms at their beginning are extremely small.

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If the developed mushrooms are small, challenging stuff for macro, this is bordering with micro.

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I'm not sure about the species. Maybe Cudoniella acicularis. Just maybe.

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While photographing the mushrooms, I noticed an insect nearby.

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This is a bug from the Miridae family. Don't know the exact species. I found quite a few similar-looking Miridae on the internet, but not one of those looked exactly like this.

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A bit further, the Lycoperdon echinatum was coming out of the soil.

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The rugged surface of this puffball mushroom's crust looks pretty cool in macro view.

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Some plants around the mushrooms were in bloom, so I photographed a couple of flowers along with the fungi.

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This is the small flower of the Clinopodium vulgare.

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Here you can see the composite Scabiosa triandra flower.

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This colorful Russula sanguinaria looked a bit like a flower. From a distance, at least.

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Some time later, about a hundred meters from there, I found two Russula rosea mushrooms.

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These are also some very decorative fungi, with nice shades of red, magenta, and pink.

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One of them had an unusual protuberance at the center of the cap. After taking this shot ...

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... I passed by some pretty big unrecognizable, decaying mushroom ...

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... continued across the meadow covered with dandelions and daisies ...

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... and arrived at the grove of big old pines.

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I noticed another mushroom there. The stalk was hidden by the grass and layer of needles that fell from the tree. When I removed a bit of the foliage I noticed a half-buried pine cone near the mushroom. When I unearthed the cone ...

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... things looked considerably different. This is the Mycena Seynesii, a mushroom that grows mainly on decaying pine cones.

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There was another cone nearby. A spider was resting on that one.

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This is the Pisaura mirabilis spider.

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On my walk under the pines, I saw more mushrooms but didn't stop to photograph the details because I was a bit in a hurry.

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As always in these posts on HIVE, the photographs are my work - THE END.

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Too bad for mushroom hunters!

Nice mushrooms photos, @borjan. I have been to Istria a week ago and went to look for some boletus mushrooms, but couldn't find any. A guess there really was not enough rain this summer and neither in last couple of months. I went to look at the location not far from Brtonigla, where we found quite a few boletus laying just nearby the road in October of last year. There were none this year.

True. The rain is too scarce for the abundant growth of mushrooms. That part of the peninsula around Brtonigla is great for mushrooms usually, but this year there are no great places for the mushroom hunt in Istra :) I'm finding from time to time something to photograph, thanks to the macro lens. But big, well-known, edible mushrooms I see very rarely.

wow this little mushroom looks really cool, what a great shot...

Hi @borjan ,Russula rosea mushrooms, it looks like a pimple on the face, well I thought, I wanted to sink my nail and remove matter, I better talk about something better, the purple flower is beautiful despite being surrounded by fungi, but also I saw some hairs, conclusion, I looked at the strange thing, ignore me again,
A hug, your work is excellent, I repeat it and I respect and appreciate you

the purple flower is beautiful despite being surrounded by fungi,

what d you mean by saying 'despite'? they definitely not a rivals, and do not struggle for the same natural resources, arent they?

Those are wonderful Mushrooms. Those small Mushrooms are looking so beautiful.