Here in Estacada, everyone is gearing up for the Festival of the fungus. Restaurants serve special dishes that highlight mushrooms, there is an identification clinic, a mushroom hike, even an art show. I was asked for some photos from last years event to advertise for this year's festival in the local paper. After looking through the photos, I was inspired to go photograph some mushrooms in their natural habitat. Mushroom are one of my favorite things to photograph, macro shots of small plants are really fun.
This is one of my personal favorites of the day. I believe it is a chanterelle, but I am in no way an expert on such things. (Always consult a professional before consuming mushrooms you don't recognize.) The Festival of the Fungus offers a identification clinic & class. Click here to find out more!
Please enjoy the slide show of the rest of the photos from my hike!
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