Monday, November 09, 2009

Mushrooming in the park

Even in a mowed lawn, this time of year, there are mushrooms to be found:

Nicholson Park, Surrey.


  1. Cool - we've got a few of those little non-descript grey mushrooms in our lawn too.

  2. You mean the tiny ones that look like flat disks without stems? I hadn't seen those before.

  3. They come in so many beautiful sizes, shapes and colours. The mushroom pickers are busy out in the bush this time of year. It's amazing how much money they can make on some of the rare varieties. We don't know anything about safe vs poison, so we just feast with our eyes. - Margy

  4. I'm not too sure about edible ones, either. The shaggy manes, I know are edible if they haven't started to melt. And puffballs are always edible if they're still white inside.

    I know the pine mushroom; I used to pick those for sale to Japan. And I like boletus. They make a great "beefy" gravy, but so often they are wormy, so I don't bother any more.

    Apart from those, I wouldn't dare sample another; leave it to the specialists.

  5. You have some great close-up photos - thanks for sharing!


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