Passing by my favorite columbine flowers. They come in so many colors but even the simple white ones are gorgeous.  (at Hotel Belleclaire)

Passing by my favorite columbine flowers. They come in so many colors but even the simple white ones are gorgeous. (at Hotel Belleclaire)

Some of my favorite Bark Mycenae making an early appearance on an unfamiliar tree. #latergram from March.  (at 79th Street Boat Basin)

Some of my favorite Bark Mycenae making an early appearance on an unfamiliar tree. #latergram from March. (at 79th Street Boat Basin)

A nice array of little brown mushrooms filling a local tree box. I wasn’t able to get close enough to pick out any distinct identifying features, so no idea what they were. There were a good 50 of them at least. So happy mushroom season is back! (at Stand Up NY)

A nice array of little brown mushrooms filling a local tree box. I wasn’t able to get close enough to pick out any distinct identifying features, so no idea what they were. There were a good 50 of them at least. So happy mushroom season is back! (at Stand Up NY)

Note the amber droplets on the underside. Not sure if its dew or came from the mushroom’s gills.  (at Union Theological Seminary)

Note the amber droplets on the underside. Not sure if its dew or came from the mushroom’s gills. (at Union Theological Seminary)

Cute little white mushroom. Maybe these are Hygrophorus leucophaeus instead. Very squat little things though.  (at Union Theological Seminary)

Cute little white mushroom. Maybe these are Hygrophorus leucophaeus instead. Very squat little things though. (at Union Theological Seminary)

Found a scattered group of these today. Possibly similar to hygrocybe nivea, snowy waxcap, but likely seething else. There were parts that seemed to be eaten or melted away and they had a rather sticky wet appearance.  (at Union Theological Seminary)

Found a scattered group of these today. Possibly similar to hygrocybe nivea, snowy waxcap, but likely seething else. There were parts that seemed to be eaten or melted away and they had a rather sticky wet appearance. (at Union Theological Seminary)

Underside of the same shaggy parasol, looks like someone pulled it out. Love the ring around the stem! (at El Porton)

Underside of the same shaggy parasol, looks like someone pulled it out. Love the ring around the stem! (at El Porton)

One of the little shaggy shrooms I kept seeing finally got to grow up so that i could see what it became. My best guess is Macrolepiota rhacodes, or shaggy parasol. This becomes most evident when pairing this specimen with some of the younger ones I found a few weeks ago. I hope a few more grow in this patch before winter.  (at Falafel on Broadway)

One of the little shaggy shrooms I kept seeing finally got to grow up so that i could see what it became. My best guess is Macrolepiota rhacodes, or shaggy parasol. This becomes most evident when pairing this specimen with some of the younger ones I found a few weeks ago. I hope a few more grow in this patch before winter. (at Falafel on Broadway)

Fantastically huge group of weeping oak brackets (Inonotus dryadeus). Creepy and glistening.  (at Bronx Zoo)

Fantastically huge group of weeping oak brackets (Inonotus dryadeus). Creepy and glistening. (at Bronx Zoo)

Saw these bright white beauties this morning next to some exploded fairy inky caps that were much larger. At first I assumed these were the same, but the lack of inkiness makes me think otherwise. Any ideas? These are about 1.5cm in diameter.  (at Falafel on Broadway)

Saw these bright white beauties this morning next to some exploded fairy inky caps that were much larger. At first I assumed these were the same, but the lack of inkiness makes me think otherwise. Any ideas? These are about 1.5cm in diameter. (at Falafel on Broadway)