Notice the aroma of fall

5 Oct


Haven’t posted in while as I’ve been busy gathering many of my fall mushroom favorites and enjoying the surrounding. Here in the scent of the sea we see the Bay of Fundy and in the rear view mirror a tall conifer tree which are famous for having nice gifts under them.

Tonight I am showing some of surprises you may encounter while out foraging for the also very scentful Matsutake in thick moss under mature conifers. This one in the above photos is my first meeting with the edible Polyozellus multiplex, quite a showy mushroom with an unusual scent.

This mushroom above I didn’t think to take a photo of in its home in the moss as I was overwhelmed at the time by the sweet scent which filled the air above it. No  local plant or tree in flower can compare with this mushroom as you are apt to suspect someone has just broken a bottle of perfume near by. Next time you smell something like this in your local maritime woods look down and you might see a few of these Hydnellum sauveolens which are not edible but a sweet find just the same.Hope you get a chance to fill your senses with all fall has to offer especially in these mature  mossy conifer areas which unfortunately are becoming rarer as of late. Ciao



4 Responses to “Notice the aroma of fall”

  1. FRANCIS LEBLANC October 6, 2016 at 7:00 pm #

    Hi are not the Polyozellus multiplex, also called blue chanterelle I found quite a few last week at the same place I found them last year .
    Thanks have a good day …Francis..

    • 1left October 6, 2016 at 7:38 pm #

      Yes blue chanterelle is a commonly used name, glad to hear there are some more of these in our area, recently read on some of their interesting medicinal properties. Francis are you finding them under spruce and do you use them as an edible?

  2. p. Obliquus October 8, 2016 at 3:05 am #

    Haha, had a feeling you’d come through with the ID on those coconut crumpet things sooner or later (“Voortman’s”, as my cohort described the smell). Since leaving a few toonie-sized specimens to dry on my desk here I’ve been lulled into spending the later part of my evenings looking it up as their scent occasionally wafts over with the slightest draft. Cheers from the Upper St. John valley!

    • 1left October 8, 2016 at 9:52 pm #

      Coconut crumpet, There are a lot of mushrooms out in our forest without common names, I think you come up with a good one there. 🙂

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