Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Mushroom city

This has been an amazing fall for mushrooms. We had such a dry and hot summer; by contrast, fall has been very wet. Mushrooms are popping up all over. These came up under one of the fir trees in our yard. A few days ago, they looked just like champignons de Paris (white button mushrooms), but I have no idea what they actually are. I wouldn't dare eat a wild mushroom unless it was picked by someone who really knows what he's doing. I certainly don't. A woman in our region died last week from eating the wrong mushrooms. Yikes!

Some of the mushrooms coming up in our yard.

I got a chance to speak to the guys who are using our road for their construction staging area. They're very nice. I asked them if they were going to be able to fill and grade the spot behind our hedge where they've made those deep ruts. They said yes, that's the normal procedure. In fact, they got a start on it Tuesday. So, I feel better about it now.


  1. I wonder if the app Plant Snap can identify them, or there may be an app just to identify mushrooms. I'd be surprised if there wasn't.

  2. Glad you'll soon be out of your rut. (Sorry, it was too obvious to resist.)

  3. I wouldn't try to ID mushrooms via an app. I gather that in some towns, the local pharmacist may be trained to do that, but I'd still rather buy the things at a store or market.

  4. andrew, I don't think I'd trust my life to an app!

    judy, yes.

    chris, hehe!

    emm, Ken once took mushrooms to our pharmacy and they gave us the green light. We survived!

  5. Greta news from the construction crew. My brother heard about poison mushrooms when he was young and has never eaten a mushroom because, well, how do you know?


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