July 2015 - Watched many mushroom lectures on Youtube and the only thing I could understand was: "Mushrooms are weird organisms. They're aliens with extremely complicated life-cycles and growth patterns."
beautiful book about mushrooms by Jens Petersen in the bookshop of the botanical garden. This again confirmed that these are weird alien creatures. Genetically closer to humans than to plants.
18 august 2015 - In the Kralingen wood. Possibly Laetiporus sulphureus. This one should be edible, who would have thought that! But I would never dare to eat it without expert guidance.
Ockenburg - Possibly Psathyrella marcescibilis. My wife: "Please stop photographing everything you see!".
Ockenburg - Spooky fungal layers on dead wood. Probably not Meriopsis corium.
8 september 2015 - A small group of mushrooms between the road and the bicycle path. Another species in the same place where the grass had been mown in august. Subtle colors and markings. Difficult to photograph with a mobile phone. Could be Tricholoma myomyces or some other member of this family.
9 september 2015 - A video is playing in the Rotterdam metro on the platform TV's. The Rotterdam park forester says: "You can eat any mushroom in the woods. But some of them only once ... so it's better not to do that."
Summary: I'm totally hopeless at mycology, just like I'm hopeless at geology. But it's fun to try!