A few weekends ago Lauren and I took our first hike at Maggie’s Nature Park which is located in Greenwood, Maine on the west side of South Pond. It was peaceful, beautiful and the trails were well marked. What struck both of us was the abundance and variety of mushrooms and fungus growing on the forest floor. At first I said “wow look at all these mushrooms” but then we were both calling to each other “look at this red one”, “look at this weird one.” I have never seen so much variety in such a short walk. Here is a small sample of some of the fungus we saw.