It was in-between-times in the forest this morning. Morels are about done. Ramps are about done. Oysters haven’t started in earnest. Still I can’t complain. There were a few oysters, and they were nice and fresh, and a few ramps, enough to assure a… Read More
Pleurotus populinus, an oyster mushroom sometimes known as the aspen oyster, is a delicious mushroom that appears in Southern Ontario in late May or early June. All the rain we’ve had in the last couple days was likely a trigger for the appearance of these… Read More
I packed up the dogs this morning and went hunting the oyster mushroom. I believe the mushroom I pick on dead or dying poplar trees this time of year to be Pleurotus populinus, although today I met up with a fellow who told me no… Read More
I was out in the woods today and found plenty of trees with oyster mushrooms. Unfortunately, they were all too far gone to pick. I had hoped there would have been a new fruiting with all the rain we’ve had, but all the oysters I… Read More
The shot above shows oyster mushrooms on a dead tree in the woods. As you can see, they’re pretty high up. I found a long sapling on the forest floor and used it to knock some of them down. I only found three trees with… Read More
Fresh picked oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus populinus).