It appears to be mushroom season in my woodsy yard, as a wide variety of them are growing everywhere. The larger ones tend to grow singly and others have popped up in clusters that remind me of little villages of huts.
The squirrels must have enough other things to eat, or these mushrooms are poisonous because they are being ignored. I know very little about mushrooms …
- 1) The white puffball type are editable (but, I have not been brave enough to try them).
- 2) The dark mushrooms/fungus growing on birch trees make a healthy tea (Chaga – anti cancer possibilities. To me, it tastes something like Oolong)
- 3) I am 80% sure I could identify a morel mushroom and I know they grow in the Spring.
- 4) and the most important thing I know is that if “I don’t know” I should not eat them – or even touch them.