Thursday, December 6, 2007

Mushroom Hunt

First off, I don't know what kind of mushrooms these officially are, but I call them "Honey Mushrooms". They're popping out of oak logs and stumps, and always appear in a herd. I suppose I could call them "Butter Mushrooms" too, or Lemon Pie, Scrambled Eggs, Hollandaise and Toast, Cream of Chicken...






5 comments:

Wanderin' Weeta said...

I don't know what those are, either, but I love the way the top drapes over, like a small tablecloth.

Great photos, to1o

cyndy said...

Love that second photo...just beautiful!

Larry said...

They look like Armillaria mellea to me, but a spore print would help to identify the species! It has white spores, while its poisonous look-alikes don't.

I've eaten them, but you might not want to take the risk -- they aren't all that good!

wyldthang said...

I'm safe, I'm forbidden to try wild mushrooms ;0). I have had local chanterelles and morels at my one trip to a hoity toity restaurant(mushroom stroganoff) it was AWESOME! They even had mushroom portraits on the wall--it was Joel Palmer House in Dayton, OR.

Bpaul said...

I know this guy who actually worked on the Joel Palmer house in Dayton, hehe.

I also pick honey's and eat em, I do think they're dandy tasting, but I pay attention to what they are growing on. I wouldn't hazard a guess from those photos, but larry's right about the spore print once you think you're close.

I only pick mushrooms in the wild once I've been with someone, in the wild, who points at it and gives it the OK.

very cool photos