….because lots of people are stopping by a post I made way back on August 18, 2012 called No Mushrooms in Southern Ontario. I made this post to poke fun at myself and others who guard their mushroom spots. However, some people were not amused… Read More
Somebody landed on this blog after searching “best time for mushroom hunting in Southern Ontario”. Lots of people think the best time is now. I know this because there are a few cars at just about every forest I know and all the obvious places… Read More
Traffic going north yesterday morning was crazy, with weekend cottagers making their weekly pilgrimage. We avoided the 400 and took a leisurely drive up 27. I collected some edible mushrooms and we went for a long walk. When we got back to the car, George… Read More
Somebody landed on this blog today after searching “best mushroom field guide for Ontario”. I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before. I use two. They are the Audubon guide by Gary Lincoff and Mushrooms of Ontario and Eastern Canada by George Barron. They’re organized… Read More
I headed out early this morning in search of some morels. I first visited a spot that has been reliable for me in the past, but didn’t find a single morel. I was disappointed because I have heard reports of some finds in our area… Read More
I went for a hike today, scouting around to see if any yellow morels may have started fruiting. I didn’t see any morels, and judging from what I saw today, I’d say we’re still a week early. (all of this is entirely in my imagination… Read More
Lots of people tell me they would never pick wild mushrooms for the table because they are afraid of being poisoned. I’m OK with this because it means there are more of those tasty mushrooms available for me in local forests. No doubt there are… Read More
Somebody landed on this blog after searching “where to find wild hedgehog mushrooms in Ontario”. I just want to say, I’ll never tell….er I mean, there are no wild hedgehog mushrooms in Ontario. Check Quebec, I hear there are plenty there. And Manitoba too….
Somebody landed on this blog today after searching “can mushrooms give upset tummy.” Yes, mushrooms can give upset tummy. Some wild mushrooms found in Ontario can make you very sick and some others can kill you dead dead dead dead dead. During mushroom season, I… Read More
The mini mushroom farm continues to grow a little each day. Plans for the omelet continue.