Orange Earth Tongue

Orange Earth Tongue

Autumn color in the forest is not limited to colorful leaves of trees, like dogwood, vine maple or dogwood.

If we take the time to look down, and slow down a bit, there is much color to be seen in the fungi and mushroom that sprout during autumn and early winter. Mushroom grow during other months, but the peak season seems to be when the rains come and the cool season arrives following summer.

This fungi should be called Orange Earth Tongue, best I know. This photo was taken in the Oregon coast range somewhere between Elsie and Seaside.

It’s only been recently that I started to learn a few names and recognize some of the west coast mushrooms. In the meantime, I keep an eye out for different kinds and take a few photos.

N. D. Vaden Mushroom Photo Album

That link includes various mushrooms spotted near Oregon