Putting a Name to What Pops up in Prospect Park: City Room’s Mushroom Photo ID Series

Looking like so many Swedish snow caps, the poisonous lepiota grows in Brooklyn. Anne Yen/New York Times

Foragers and fans of Prospect Park’s ravine know wet fall weather has led to a bumper crop of mushrooms, so much so that the New York Times City Room asked readers to send in photos of their finds. They tapped mycologist and New Yorker Gary Lincoff–he’s the author of the Audubon Society’s Field Guide to North American Mushrooms–to ID them, and the 19 photos from his first fascinating report are now up online right here. Six, we’re proud to report, are from the borough of Kings. Only three from the borough to the west: In your face, amateur Manhattan mycologists!

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