This is a bumper year for mushrooms. On a short stretch of path in the woods, I spotted six different types. I didn’t pick any or examine them carefully, and without noting the specifics of their gills and stalks, I can’t identify them with certainty. Mushroom identification is tricky in the best of cases, and without being sure what each is, I definitely won’t eat them. But the differences in colour and shape are interesting.
In another part of the woods, I spotted three more types.
There is one mushroom I saw that is easy to identify. And even easier to eat. Chanterelles. Yum.
Do you pick mushrooms? Do you eat the ones you pick?