First, I want to say “thank you!” to every person who has attended one of my foraging programs this year. One of the best parts of traveling to new areas is meeting and spending time with an incredible number of wonderful people who are thrilled to learn new plants and mushrooms. I’ve had a blast so far this year hopping around different states and I certainly don’t plan on stopping any time soon!
As a reminder, I’ll be participating in the West Virginia Mushroom Foray from July 19th through the 21st at Blackwater Falls State Park in Davis, West Virginia. While my Friday morning walk has already filled to max capacity, I’ll be offering a presentation on Saturday for all participants.
Additional instructors this year include such notable authors as Arleen Bessette, Walt Sturgeon, and John Plischke III.
And now on to this week’s brand new video!
Fungally speaking, summer is off to a fruitful start. The ample rains and warmer temperatures have been very conducive to fungal activity here in the Northeast, and if similar conditions persist, 2019 could be a banner year for many summer mushroom species.
While on a recent walk through a local wooded area, I encountered quite an array of mushrooms — some edible, some not so edible, but all fascinating in their own right.
One species in particular caught my eye because of its close resemblance to oyster mushrooms, and upon closer inspection, its true identity was revealed to me.
Have you ever seen a mushroom that looks like this? Would you consider it to be an oyster mushroom or something else?
Check out the new video to learn more!
Amongst thunderstorms, cloudy skies, and rainbows, this beautiful mushroom contributes significantly to the array of phenomena that characterize the early summer season. Few mushrooms are as photogenic as this one, and if you’d like to learn who this unique fungus is, check out the recent Instagram post!
Thanks for reading and watching, and as always, thank you for your support!