The mushroom ID class I'm taking enjoyed a field trip today to a forest north of the city. There were about 15 of us and we wandered the forest, foraging for mushrooms for about two hours. After a lunch break, we spread our finds out on some big tables for identification. There were about 60 different species, from honey mushrooms and aborted entolomas to stinkhorns and puffballs and waxy caps and polypores. The diversity of the forest is stunning to me.