Archive | July, 2021

Umbrella Polypore Time

7 Jul

In many parts of the northern hemisphere folks find the rare Umbrella Polypore in late spring or fall. Here in the Maritimes I have only found & gathered them in July which is when they are not suppose to appear.

This is a choice edible mushroom which is associated with beech trees, though the closest trees to this one were poplar, birch and hemlock.

Boletus chippewaensis

2 Jul

Looking like the summer of 2021 could be a very good time for Maritime mushrooms.

Here we will view a few Boletus chippewaensis which are one of our best edible mushrooms.

The stems can be quite long on these mushroom which is great as this is an excellent part of the mushroom to eat.

These mushrooms standout in the forest so you can see them from a good distance.

A mature one which you may want to approach as buttons may be in the surrounding area.

Caps can be light to reddish brown.

I most wanted to share the mushrooms, but without the forest floor and trees I couldn’t tell much so take an extra moment to check them out. These mushrooms show up best in this type of layout.

Moss, conifers, poplar, birch with plenty of breathing room between the trees, a pleasant place to be.