Lots of edibles collected on the 13th as well as this afternoon. Both walks were abbreviated as were still recovering from colds.
About 6.5 pounds of mushrooms total.
This one was one of the freshest I’ve come across this season. The flesh was pure white, firm, and smelled wonderfully.
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The C. cyathiformis from earlier along with a mess of Oyster Mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus).
The patch of P. ostreatus.
This is the same log as before, whose base had the Hen of the Woods (Grifola frondosa). After last night’s rain, we looked a little further up the log and saw:
A *gorgeous* and *large* Chicken of the Woods (Laetiporus sulphureus).
The entire thing was so fresh that not even the inner-most parts were corky yet.
On our way out of the woods, we spotted a giant Black Oak tree (Quercus velutina) that had seven clusters of young Hen of the Woods (Grifola frondosa).
We took three. This one.
Not this one.
And this one.
Tomorrow we plan on coming back to see how the others have grown (or if other mycophiles helped themselves). 🙂
After two days of steady rain there was a huge bloom of mushrooms.
Here are some that we’ve pulled in so far. 🙂
Agaricus campestris and one C. cyathiformis
Another M. oreades
Two A. campestris
Two A. cyathiformis
Certainly Calvatia most likely C. cyanthiformis, but all samples were far too fresh to get any spores. Luckily it won’t matter to me as all Calvatia are tasty and good to eat. One of them we found cracked open, exposing its white flesh (probably a deer stepped on it) but it exhibited something fascinating by trying to heal itself closer to its base.