Golden Gate Park is a mushroom wonderland. The variety I’ve seen in just the last three years since spotting my first one is surprising. I haven’t been able to identify most of them even with the aid of a few books. I have read that only a small percentage of mushrooms have been identified. Thousands more have yet to be categorized and named. I have given nicknames to some, mostly friendly descriptive names that I can use for my own reference. My favorite though, the Clathrus Ruber, is unmistakable. I do not eat any of them!
We enjoyed all the mushrooms in the redwood forest. I think Point Reyes and Fort Bragg area had the absolute most.