Saturday, August 20, 2011
Local Mushroom Season Peaks
Last year was one of the best southcentral Alaska mushroom seasons in a long time. This year, it is starting a bit late, as it is fairly warm yet at night. Above, the dreaded and worshipped Amanita Muscaria. I don't harvest them, but they make for great photos.
Below, nestled under Dwarf dogwood, is a fungus I've never seen before. Can anyone identify it?
These little spiked puffball-type mushrooms are fairly common.
A big Birch boletus. They are edible, but they turn a purplish black when cut or cooked, which is a bother.
The goal - Boletus edulis. I found three in good condition. There will be more this coming week. The three became part of an omelette this morning.
Another fungus I have never seen. The picture's detail came out well, so - once again - anyone know what it is?
I like this picture.