Deep in the Forest

I'm not a huge fan of wild woods, instead I prefer parks, thus this time I agreed to accompany a person in a thing called mushroom gathering, and believe it or not - I even got a nice catch of mushrooms. 

In today's Piece of Life series - a hunt for mushrooms in the deepest forests in Courland (Latvia)

Ferns in the woods

Observant viewer will find chanterelles under these ferns.

Red-Capped Scaber Stalks


The Polyporales are an order of fungi in the division Basidiomycota, subclass Agaricomycetidae. The order includes some (but not all) polypores as well as many corticioid fungi and a few agarics (mainly in the genus Lentinus). Species within the order are saprotrophic, most of them wood-rotters. Those of economic importance include several important pathogens of forest and amenity trees and a few species that cause damage by rotting structural timber. Some of the Polyporales are commercially cultivated and marketed for use as food items or in traditional Chinese medicine.

In the forest

Dumped tree stump

Bog forest