Saturday, September 17, 2011
It's 9:35 AM, and we just heard an NPR report about the incredibly prolific crop of mushrooms and fungi this year - we are not alone in noticing the great masses of them in the park! A woman who's been collecting wild mushrooms for 40 years said this was the best she'd ever seen. The actual plants, she says, is a large one growing under the ground. The parts we see don't come up every year. Anyway, it was nice to see that our observations are part of a larger trend. We were hoping for a mention of the gorgeous elegant stinkhorn, but no. She only talked about edible mushrooms, and suggested that anyone going out to find them take a course in which ones are edible before they go. And that's "edible," not "edible but not recommended."