Somebody came across this blog after searching “the biggest mushroom species Ontario”. I wonder if that person was looking for the mushrooms the grew the largest or the ones there are most examples of in the province. If the question was meant to be what… Read More
My brother the trout, Salvelinas Fontinalis, took me to a top secret morel spot today. How secret was it? It was so secret, I had to drive blindfolded. Secret handshakes were involved. Some of them were yellow; others were more greyish. Here’s a huge one!… Read More
I’ve been looking for morels with no success. Looks like they are later than usual this year. Maybe after a weekend of rain there will be more around. Today, I took a drive up to a forest I forage in during the summer. All I… Read More
We’ve been experiencing unseasonably cool temperatures here in Southern Ontario. I wonder how much that will affect the timing of the fruiting of morels this season. I wish I had a better understanding of the triggers that cause various mushrooms to appear. Is the primary… Read More
The warmer weather has got me thinking about foraging for wild mushrooms. It’s only a matter of weeks until the morels make an appearance in Southern Ontario. I should say elusive morels because last year I was spectacularly unsuccessful in my quest for morels for… Read More
There are still some mushrooms around Southern Ontario and still some people out picking them. For me, though, I think the season is about over. There are so many leaves on the ground, it’s about impossible to see anything fruiting, except on the odd lawn.… Read More
For me, these are curiosities I notice while I’m out looking for some tasty edible mushrooms in the woods. I’d like to learn more about them one day. Not today though. For now, I’ll just share some photos of these strange items.