White Matsutake grounds

20 Sep

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Yes it’s that time of the year, time to check my favorite White Matsutake grounds. I noticed some newly emerging Suillus cavipes as I started onto the path which made me suspect I was a little to early especially since it was dry this week, but there they were a few nice smaller Matsutakes and at least one group of the larger ones.

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Most of the mushrooms were in needle duff very close to conifer tree  trunks.

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Here is the above mushroom lifted from the duff, they were more difficult to remove intact today due to the dryness.

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Another one deep in the duff.

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This one’s stem is thicker and still it needed lots of wiggling to lift it without snapping the stem.

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Large mushrooms with wetter caps and stems in moss.

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This was a nice start to the White Matsutake season in my area. I’m going to do a couple small post on some other mushroom I found in these woods as well tonight as they were at their best. ciao

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