Seeing signs of mushrooms

26 Oct

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Here is a fallen hardwood trunk nicely covered with Oyster mushrooms in prime shape for eating, also on this trunk were 3 Ganoderma applanatum fungi, aka (Artist Conk) so I wrote on 1 of these and will bring it home as well to dry and later use as a tea ingredient due to having similar medicinal properities as its close relative the Reishi mushroom.

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Some more young Oyster mushrooms.

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The Oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) grows quite big here in eastern Canada with the largest ones in the photo measuring over 9 inches across the cap. Looks like a deer has nibbled on the mushroom in the middle of this group as they were around 4 feet of the ground. These larger Oyster mushrooms I like to dry and then powder to be used in medicinal teas or other foods like soups and baked goods.

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More mushrooms and some fall colours for your enjoyment. ciao

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2 Responses to “Seeing signs of mushrooms”

  1. The Novice Gardener October 26, 2013 at 10:31 pm #

    Too bad you’re in Canada. Would have loved to take a lesson in mushroom hunting or foraging in general from you. 🙂

    • 1left October 27, 2013 at 12:30 pm #

      Thanks, The thing I find most pleasant about foraging with folks is their own unique view of the jewel we are all apart of, nature. The students always give the teacher a wider understanding of the nature of ourselves.

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