Sunday, October 14, 2007

Let The Mushrooms Begin!

Teeny tiny mushrooms everywhere. I'm hoping this will be a good mushroom year--we're supposed to get more rain, and the shrooms have been slacking off the last few years. Time for a bumper crop! I found this dime sized pair on a dead fir twig. I held the twig up to experiment with backgrounds and lighting. I'm thinking those fuzzy grey balls are also some kind of fungus, rust?

5 comments:

cyndy said...

Wow! those are just awesome!

Cicero Sings said...

Neat Shrooms!

matt_stansberry said...

Which ones are your favorites to eat? I've been a little scared to go down this path myself. Too many hobbies, plus amateur gastro-mycologists have a steep learning curve!

Larry said...

Nice photo! This has been a bad mushroom year in Missouri. I'm wondering if I'll ever see again the massive fruitings I experienced during the 1980s. I wonder if perhaps chemical toxins have reached a "tipping point"...

wyldthang said...

Hi cyndy! yes, I really thought the translucence as very pretty!

HI cicero!

Hi Matt--ha, my hubby won't let me try wild shrooms, BUT there is a great restarant Joel Palmer House, it's near Dayton, that serves dishes with foraged wild mushrooms(and has nice shroom pix on the walls). It's really expensive(at least to me, like 25$ a plate), but I had a chantarelle stroganoff that was awefully good! I "think" you're pretty safe with chantarelles and morels tho(but don't quote me on that!)

Hi Larry! I don't know what Missouri is like, but maybe it's loos of habitat too, mushrooms do need a specific environment. Pavement and chem-lawns ain't it!