This one takes the cake for the biggest mushroom on this list. This is a giant Reishi mushroom that’s edible. There are tons of health benefits that come with eating Reishi mushrooms, and that includes boosting the immune system, anti-cancer properties, fighting fatigue and depression, and helping the heart. These mushrooms are native to East Asia and are used widely in Asian traditional medicine (via Bored Panda).
This person’s smile says it all. She found a tree full of chicken of the woods mushrooms and decided to collect them all. The landscape looks incredible, fresh, and inviting, and is a place we’d want to spend time in. We imagine this woman found many different types of mushrooms since it looks like an ideal environment for mushroom collecting. Let’s hope she sautees those mushrooms and makes something delicious (via Bored Panda).
We’re seeing another incredible puffball mushroom. This person found this huge puffball on the side of the road, and couldn’t help but get a picture of it. Look at the size of that thing! You can also eat puffball mushrooms, so it looks like this guy has dinner sorted for the next week or two. As long as the puffballs are white inside, they’re edible for humans to consume. But if you eat these mushrooms at the wrong stage in their growth, they could be deadly (via Bored Panda).
This mushroom looks like a Christmas tree decoration. Someone stumbled across this fascinating mushroom while walking through the forest in the fall. If this is the mushroom we think it is, it’s somehow edible, poisonous, and hallucinatory at the same time. That doesn’t sound too pleasant, but it’s nice to look at. It’s also the mushroom from Alice in Wonderland, so it makes it that much more special to stumble upon. If you’ve seen the movie, you’ll know that Alice has a crazy experience after consuming one of these mushrooms, so maybe it’s better we don’t eat it (via Bored Panda).
These mushrooms are hanging out in the desert of Wadi Rum in Jordan. The desert is also known as the Valley of the Moon. The name alone sounds beautiful enough to make anyone want to visit. That’s not something you’d expect to find in such desolate conditions. The desert itself is home to many different sites. If you look closely, you’ll find special sites like this one, mushrooms hidden within the sands of the desert (via Bored Panda).
These mushrooms look like they belong in a rave. They look like they have twinkling LED lights glued onto them and are about to break out into a strobe light. This person captioned the photo, “I saw God today and she’s a mushroom.” It’s true! These mushrooms also look like ones that have been fossilized and preserved for hundreds of years. We can learn a lot about the history of the planet by studying fossilized animals, flora, and fauna (via Bored Panda).
Just look at the smiles on their faces! They couldn’t be happier to find Chicken of the Woods mushrooms. They’re either excited at their discovery or excited about the fact that they have dinner for the next few days. What a special find! Hopefully, they collected those mushrooms and brought them back home. It was the first time they went mushroom hunting and that’s what they found (via Bored Panda).
This person stumbled upon Alice in Wonderland. In the movie, Alice eats a mushroom that changes her physical state. They captioned the photo, “another shot from fairy forest!” It’s a fairy forest. There’s nothing like magical mushrooms that grow in the wild, especially ones featured in a famous movie. It’s almost like stumbling upon a famous actor or actress in the streets of a big city and catching them when you least expect it (via Bored Panda).