All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>American Caesar's Mushroom</strong><br><em> Amanita caesarea</em><br>Oak Ridge, TN (Haw Ridge Park)<br>August 16, 2009<br>
American Caesar's Mushroom
Amanita caesarea
Oak Ridge, TN (Haw Ridge Park)
August 16, 2009
The summer of 2009 has been unusually rainy, so the mushrooms have been quite prolific! These beautiful specimens made my jaw drop when I spotted them along the trail at Haw Ridge. I really liked the way they grew in a stair-step fashion. :)