Just for fun, here are some other mushrooms we've found recently and were able to identify. These were not for eating but interesting to look at and included Amanita muscaria (fly agaric):
Gomphus floccosus ("Scaly vase chanterelle" which, despite it's name and appealing appearance, isn't recommended for eating):
and Pholiota squarrosa ("scaly pholiota"):
One thing about keying-out species that you're pretty sure aren't edible or that you aren't interested in eating is that the process of going through identifying characteristics and figuring out exactly what you're looking at makes identifying the edibles a lot easier and more certain. That said, we still run into lots of fungi that we can't figure out.
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