Seeing signs of mushrooms

26 Oct


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.


Some more young Oyster mushrooms.


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.


More mushrooms and some fall colours for your enjoyment. ciao


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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