….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
Enjoyed a great afternoon with my friend Jamie and the dogs foraging for mushrooms. We found mostly chanterelles but also a few hedgehog mushrooms and a couple lobsters. I had expected we would find some boletes and more lobsters, but the quantity of chanterelles (we… Read More
Polyporus sqamosus is commonly known as Dryad’s Saddle. I saw a lot of it while I was out foraging for morels today. It is quite distinctive and often has a watermelon-like odour. Apparently the young tender specimens are edible, and some people say they quite… Read More
This video is a work of fiction. Videos can be doctored. There are NO edible mushrooms in Southern Ontario.
Gentle readers, I confess I may have exaggerated a wee bit when I declared that there were no edible mushrooms outside of grocery stores in Southern Ontario. While out for a stroll in a small woods with Tuffy P this afternoon, we kept our eyes… 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
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