Wednesday, October 21, 2009

More Fungus Around the Farm

All the rain and darkness this last week has really kicked off a mushroom bloom. They are bloomin' everywhere.

We were out looking in the back woods, and the kids thought they'd look for truffles, too.

We found a couple little ones - they are starting to grow!

October is definitely the earliest we've ever found them. These are small and not ripe at all.

The Shaggy Mane mushrooms have really exploded, too. Dozens of them are up in all the usual places - barkdust, lawns, and all over town.

With so much rain, these mushrooms don't last long - after one or two days they ripen and turn to black, inky gew. They are mostly water... and very UNappetizing when they turn inky.