Saturday, November 5, 2016

Laccaria amethysteo-occidentalis

Yesterday I saw a variety of interesting mushrooms, including a beautiful specimen of what I believe is Laccaria amethysteo-occidentalis.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

First Pines Near Nanimo

Same forest near Nanaimo, very large and waterlogged White Chanterelles, Firm and no bugs on the Red Juice Milky Caps, and lots of Elfin Saddle. First two Hedghogs I've found near Nanaimo this year.

Above lower left, the one White Chanterelle that I brought home. Even when they were newly emerged (last two weeks?) like this one, most were too waterlogged to bring home.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Golden Chanterelles are out Near Campbell River

Spent an enjoyable day wandering through some mushroom patches I scoped out two years ago in the Sayward Forest near Campbell River. Found lots of Golden Chanterelles at all stages of development, so I would say we are early to mid season on the North Island. I haven't seen any in my usual haunts near Nanaimo, so suspect we are a week or two behind. Here is a video from today, and a few photos.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Last of the Whites for 2016

Spent a pleasant day yesterday wandering through the local forest where I've been picking White Chanterelles all summer, to find most of them now too mushy for keeping -- but I did find a few keepers. No Goldens yet, in that patch of woods. Heading up Island tomorrow to see what I can find. Here is a video of some of the finds yesterday:

Saturday, September 10, 2016

The White and the Blue

I've seen blue mould on mushrooms over the years and generally I just leave them in the field to do their thing, i.e. reduce the mushroom to a dead dark lump. But I heard from a mushrooming veteran that the blue moulds are only skin deep, so you can cut away the mouldy portions and eat the rest. Anyone know if this is true for sure?

Sunday, July 10, 2016

First White Chantrells

The unusual amount of rain this June brought out a flush of many different mushrooms that I don't normally see till late August or early September, including one of my favorites, the white Chanterell. Here is a video from today's walk in the forest above Nanaimo.

Russula Rosacea or Russula xerampelina?

White Chanterelle (Cantharellus subalbidus)

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

June Mushrooms

On the weekend I saw a Rosy Rusella and puffball mushrooms, and today my first Lobster.

Location:Nanaimo, Canada

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Informative Article on Cooking Store Bought Mushrooms

This article by Lauren Hudgins is an excellent introduction to mushrooms that can frequently be found in the suppermarket, including some wild foraged ones.