This morning, I packed a bit of a lunch, loaded the dogs in the car and drove up to meet up with my brother Salvelinas in a forest an hour or so from home. Salvelinas is very knowledgeable when it come to mushrooms and when… 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.
You must be thinking that by now I should be almost out of fungi pictures. I suppose I got carried away last week, but I wanted to create a photo record of many of the mushrooms I observed. This gallery features polypores and shelf or… Read More
Last week I observed many different varieties of boletes – mushrooms with pores instead of gills or teeth. Here are some examples.
I found some purple mushrooms while I was away. In order to try to figure out what they were, I took spore prints. They turned out to be the rusty brown colour characteristic of mushrooms in the Cortinarius genus. Salvelinas has suggested, and I think… Read More
I found this massive bolete and decided to bring it back to the cabin for identification. After carrying it around all day, when I got back to the cabin and took the mushrooms from my basket, this one not only had crushed a few others,… Read More
Let’s be clear. I don’t want anyone thinking I’m suggesting you go out and pick yourself a bunch of wild mushrooms, compare them to photos of mushrooms I have posted as edibles, and eat them. Here’s the thing. It isn’t too difficult to learn to… Read More
This is a so-called experimental forest in the Bracebridge area of Ontario. As you can see in the photo, it consists of an extensive network of trails near the Muskoka River through a variety of forest mixes. I observed a lot of mushrooms as the… Read More
I spent much of Thursday at the Limberlost Forest and Wildlife Reserve. What an interesting place. It contains 12,000 acres of privately owned forest including a network of very high quality trails, a number of lakes, wetlands and a variety of forest types. Limberlost offers… Read More