Cortinarius caperatus (Pers.) Fr.
I. G. Safonov MUOB 113908
Verbatim Date: 2012-10-19
United States, New Jersey, Burlington, Wharton State Forest
The gypsy mushroom is still flourishing strong in the Pine Barens (after all it's a cortinarius species). They prefer to grow under the dense cover blueberry bushes, but I also found them under pines with no blueberry bushes around. If the growing season were during summer, I would have to wear a hazmat suit to collect them. :-) Actually it's not that bad here in NJ compared to places like TX, but seed ticks and chiggers a lurking everywhere during the summer months, and I got "bombed" many times by both.
Rights Holder: MO Observers
Record Id: fc2a26c1-2c47-4569-8573-097d88b60104