Old faithful! This black-staining polypore, which I mistook for a hen of the woods in the past, is back for the third year I’ve seen. About two weeks later than last year, but it’s already huge. Wonder if it will be there next week when we visit it again.  Once again found near the M5 bus stop by Riverside Church.

Old faithful! This black-staining polypore, which I mistook for a hen of the woods in the past, is back for the third year I’ve seen. About two weeks later than last year, but it’s already huge. Wonder if it will be there next week when we visit it again. Once again found near the M5 bus stop by Riverside Church.

Better shot of the Reishii from the side.  (at La Caridad 78)

Better shot of the Reishii from the side. (at La Caridad 78)

The same Reishii today. Growing way faster than I thought these grew! But check out the dried remnants above it.  (at La Caridad 78)

The same Reishii today. Growing way faster than I thought these grew! But check out the dried remnants above it. (at La Caridad 78)

Reishii (Ganoderma lucidum) about a month ago. These have been popping up everywhere. Poor rotting trees.  (at La Caridad 78)

Reishii (Ganoderma lucidum) about a month ago. These have been popping up everywhere. Poor rotting trees. (at La Caridad 78)

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)