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“Hi, I found this in my yard this morning and thought it was a Clathrus ruber but it has a stalk. Flies are attracted to it but I don't want to smell it. If you could be so kind to identify, I would a...”
Julie, Glen Carbon, Illinois - October 11, 2021

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“Hello! I live in south-eastern North Carolina and I was in my front garden getting leaves out of the mulch when I noticed these weird white balls. Any clue what they might be? Maybe an early bloom of...”
Pattie, North Carolina - February 25, 2021

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“In a recent Instagram post, there was a picture of a Fairy Tub that was submitted. Do they glow in the dark? Do they glow under UV light? Do you know where I can find mushrooms/fungi that glow in the...”
Tyrena, SBMNH - February 2, 2021

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“I found these (possible) Latticed Stinkhorns fruiting in the redwood grove at the SB Botanic Garden. Do you concur with the identification or are there other, more plausible possibilities at this loca...”
Steven Gaulin, Santa Barbara, Mission Canyon - November 10, 2019

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“Hi, We have these beautiful mushrooms growing beneath a bush in our yard. Can you tell me what they are? An ID forum I belong to thinks they're Chlorophyllum rhacodes, a type of Shaggy Parasol. The i...”
Daryl Metzger, Santa Barbara, CA - March 21, 2019

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