….we do up fall real good.
There is a small area of a big forest I visited today, where chanterelles really love to grow. It’s just off a trail, down in a little hollow. If you aren’t looking for them, you might well miss the mushrooms growing on this spot.… Read More
Monotropa uniflora is commonly called Indian Pipe. It’s one of the most unusual plants in the forest because it contains no chlorophyll. Instead it derives nutrients from fungi that in turn derive nutrients from trees – it’s a fascinating 3-way relationship. There was plenty of… Read More
I took these photos on a walk through a lovely suburban forest, one of those places you wouldn’t know was there unless you knew it was there. The photo above shows a breat’s head tooth growing from a felled tree in the forest. This forest… Read More
After I posted about oyster mushrooms the other day, someone asked me if there were any other mushrooms I might mistake for oyster mushrooms. In Southern Ontario this time of year, there isn’t much around that might cause confusion (although I say that, I also… Read More
The Weather Network has predicted normal summer temperatures this year, but in the Toronto area, higher than normal precipitation. This is good news for the amateur mycologists in the crowd. Last season started off well enough with plenty of morels and plenty of oysters but… Read More
The other day when I was out looking for ramps, I was accompanied by those intrepid forest-lovers, Memphis and Ellie Mae.
I headed out for the enchanted mushroom forest this morning, along with my buddies Memphis and Ellie Mae. I didn’t find a lot of mushrooms today though. This is a meager sample of Hypsizygus ulmarius, the so-called Elm Oyster. I say so-called because in Ontario,… Read More
Plenty of rainfall has led to many wild mushrooms in New Jersey forests, but officials say don’t eat them. The center says there’s no easy way to tell the difference between poisonous and harmless mushrooms I can understand a warning that says, “don’t eat wild… Read More