My Little Swiss Mushrooms in North America

July 25, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Near the airfield in Écuvillens, Switzerland, there’s a small wooded area named Cornard Forest (Bois Cornard). There I found tiny little mushrooms growing within the moss along the fallen trees. At the time, I thought they were quite cute. Tiny little mushrooms that barely measured a quarter inch in height. In the moss, they stood like little giants

LIttle Swiss Mushroom from the Cornard Forest in Écuvillens, Switzerland

LIttle Swiss Mushroom from the Cornard Forest in Écuvillens, Switzerland

I had never seen such small mushrooms in North America. A stroll in Laval’s Papineau forest revealed a different story. Under the roots of an uprooted tree, I found equally small mushrooms. They are similar in appearance, but they are more white in color. The Swiss mushrooms had more of a mocha coffee color.

Little mushroom from the Papineau forest in Laval, QuebecMushroom

Little mushroom from the Papineau forest in Laval, Quebec

Naturally in the undergrowth beneath the roots of a tree, the light was a little rare. In Switzerland, I was able to photograph my mushrooms in natural light. In the Papineau Forest I had to rely on the capabilities of the Nikon R1 Wireless Close-Up Speedlight Flash System. This time I opted for a black background to compliment the natural environment of the fungus itself.

Here are some more images of a variety of mushrooms found in the Cornard Forest (Écuvillens – Fribourg, Switzerland)

Mushroom from the Cornard Forest in Écuvillens - Fribourg, Switzerland Mushroom from the Cornard Forest in Écuvillens - Fribourg, Switzerland Mushroom from the Cornard Forest in Écuvillens - Fribourg, Switzerland Mushrooms from the Cornard Forest in Écuvillens - Fribourg, Switzerland Mushrooms from the Cornard Forest in Écuvillens - Fribourg, Switzerland Mushrooms from the Cornard Forest in Écuvillens - Fribourg, Switzerland

Later this Season I’ll discover more of the mushrooms that the Papineau Forest has to offer.

 

A quick glance at the airfield in Écuvillens located near Gruyère lake halfway between Bulle and the city of Fribourg. A region full of hiking trails that lead through several wooded areas and atop Mount Gibloux. The top of the tower of Mount Gibloux has a great 360 degree view of the area and the Gruyère lake.

Airplane at the Éecuvillens Airfield - Fribourg Switzerland

Airplane at the Éecuvillens Airfield – Fribourg Switzerland

Webcam – l’aérodrome d’Écuvillens in Switzerland (Fribourg)

Map of Cornard Forest (Bois Cornard) in Écuvillens – Fribourg Switzerland
Map of Papineau Forest (Bois Papineau) Laval, Quebec

 









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